ACO Funki A/S

iSF Free
Feed for free-roaming gestating sows

With iSF Free, we provide an alternative and innovative solution to manage the gestating sows feeding in a group. Unlike transponder stations, the iSF Free reduces waiting times, lowers stress and makes the sows easier to manage. 

With a lower cost and an easier mechanical system, the iSF Free concept has 3 to 4 times more feeders than a transponder station. The sow that is allowed to access feeding, enters one of the feeders and is directly isolated from the rest of the animals by an automatic back gate. A RFID antenna recognizes the animal electronic chip and distributes the feed, according to the feeding plan. 

The next measure will follow as soon as the level sensors will detect that the trough is empty, and so on, until the complete ingestion of the daily allowance. Distribution is adapted for each sow without any feed stolen or wasted.

Wheeled feed dispenser & "Vita dose"

The wheeled feed dispenser runs on compressed air. There is no motor so very little maintenance. It is precise to 5g. The "VITA DOSE" feed dispenser comes with its own container and can dispense supplements for single sows (20g doses).

Feeding control

The trough is fitted with TIT system (trough inspection technology). It dispenses the next dose of feed only if the previous dose has been eaten: no waste, clean troughs, and less frequent cleaning required.

High-performance database

The system centralizes all data from the central workstation and shares information about the herd. Communication with the system is fast, straightforward, and comprehensive. It can be fitted with a radio unit or smartphone.