The Pig Innovation Center in Northern Ireland is a test farm for one of the major supermarket groups in the United Kingdom. The research at the Center is carried out to provide the best advises on producing high welfare Pigs. Many tests are performed in the field of the carbon footprint philosophy and energy efficiency, as well as on feed, flooring and animal welfare.
At the Pig Innovation Center one has chosen to install the Multifan ECplus concept in 11 Pig finisher rooms. Major reason for choosing this concept was the high expectations on energy savings. “For farmers it is important that running costs and electric costs per Pig are reduced”, says farm manager Gavin Hodgson. “In addition, for the supermarket group it is important to run the farm efficient as possible as part of the carbon footprint philosophy”.