24 May 1996

Food and drink or drink alone

PIGS can choose to take clean water as they feed or on its own with the Verba Drowaco feeder supplied by Quality Equipment.

The Suffolk-based company claims that its nose-type drinker sited over a small bowl gives pigs this choice.

Each feeder is made of 12mm (0.5in) plastic and stainless steel for long life and is easy to install, claims Quality Equipment. Feeders also have adjustable slides to control the flow of meal or pellets.

A feeder for up to 30 growing pigs of 8-40kg costs £142.50 and a larger one for finishing pigs of 25-100kg costs £164. Larger models with more feeding and drinking places are also available (01359-240529).