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Danish Pig Academy

SKOV - climate and farm management for animal production
Climate for Growth

Our solutions strengthen your business

SKOV is a world leader in climate and farm management for animal production. This is because we produce the best all-in solutions that increase the productivity of your livestock production. We customise our systems to make it possible for you to benefit from local production conditions and achieve the best possible production results.​

Full-line and global partner

​​We are a full-line manufacturer, meaning that we develop, test, procure and produce all the components that make up a ventilation or farm management system. ​You will get an all-in solution in which all components have been developed and optimised in relation to one another. All components are of the highest quality and thoroughly tested, giving you a solution that will last for many years and ensure optimum production conditions for your livestock. We have a complete picture of your project and provide you a solution based on the thinking behind the system. This means that all components are dimensioned and developed to form a system, ensuring the best conditions for the livestock and high productivity for the producer.​ In addition, you will be dealing with only one supplier, making it easier to keep track, avoid confusion and save lots of time. Time that you can spend on running your business.

Hedelund 4
7870 Roslev
Tel. +45 72 17 55 55

Experience from the whole world​

SKOV have many years’ experience and have installed systems in more than 50 countries across the globe. The importance to you is the extensive knowledge base that we can bring to bear on your solution. We know the market and the demands on modern animal production, and we adapt our products accordingly. We have a worldwide sales and agents network who work with customers, our team of project managers, and the projecting department in designing a modern and reliable solution.

Optimal livestock climate all year round

Many factors have influence on your herd’s productivity. Modern and efficient pig production requires an inclusive overview and optimum conditions for the animals. House climate is important for animal growth, and the animals will only give optimum yield if a number of parameters are in order. SKOV supplies ventilation systems for all production types and climatic conditions, meaning that a SKOV system ensures the best climate for your animals.​

Ventilation​​ system for the temperate parts of the world

SKOV’s LPV system is a classic low-pressure system for use in pig production, which can be adapted to most pig houses. The system is developed for the temperate parts of the world and comprises a number of components which together ensure optimal climate conditions for the animals.

All animals have different climate requirements during their life cycle. An LPV ventilation system ensures precise adjustment of temperature, air humidity, air velocity, etc. Fresh air is supplied to the house means of either wall, ceiling or roof inlets and the climate is regulated by adjusting the speed by which the air is supplied to the house, among other things. In order to extract the used air out of the house, SKOV has developed an aerodynamic chimney with the most energy-efficient fan on the market, which is regulated by a modern house computer. SKOV’s house computer contains all necessary functions for regulating the house climate with consideration for the animals’ climate requirements, while also being easy to operate.​

Ventilation system for the subtropical parts of the world

The SKOV Tunnel system was developed for pig houses in the subtropical parts of the world, experiencing constant heat and with a need to lower the temperature. In a Tunnel system, the air inlet is placed at the side or the house end and is clad with cooling pads or installed with high pressure cooling. There are several types of air inlets for a tunnel system, and they can further be supplemented by cooling systems in the form of cooling pads or high pressure cooling. To create an airflow in the house, i.e. cooling for the animals, gable fans are installed at the opposite end. In other words, the air velocity cools the animals, and the higher the velocity, the lower does the temperature feel. This is all controlled by a house computer that manages the ventilation system based on a series of inputs and settings. The computer is easy to use and includes all necessary functions.

All-weather system

The SKOV Combi-Tunnel system is a negative pressure system for pig houses. The system has been developed for tropical and subtropical climate zones with daily and seasonal fluctuations of temperature. The SKOV Combi-Tunnel system combines our LPV and our Tunnel system and ensures optimum growth conditions for the animals even at very high outdoor temperatures.​

A Combi-Tunnel system incorporates two air inlet types. The type used depending on the climate outside the livestock house. During colder periods, wall or ceiling inlets are used, whereas very warm periods see the use of large tunnel doors placed at one end of the house. The tunnel doors are supplied either with cooling pads or high pressure cooling in order to cool the incoming air before it reaches the animal area. The air exhaustion in a Combi-Tunnel system also depends on the outside temperature. The SKOV aerodynamic chimney with energy-efficient fans sucks air out of the house, but when the outside temperature is very high, air is sucked out through very large gable fans installed at the opposite end of the tunnel door. This creates a cooling airflow through the house, lowering the house temperature and ensuring that the animals do not get too hot in spite of the high outside temperatures.

​​The Combi-Tunnel system is controlled by the intelligent SKOV house computer, adjusting the climate on the basis of the temperature experienced by the animals,ensuring optimum conditions for the animals under conditions characterised by frequent and substantial temperature variations.The house computer is modular and can be adapted to the individual production. The system can be extended with alarm and emergency opening, heating, farm management, and air cleaning.

Natural air cleaning with microorganisms

Pig producers are constantly facing rigid requirements as regards reduction of ammonia, odour and dust emissions, and there is high emphasis on reducing environmental impact.In order to meet the more rigid restrictions from authorities, SKOV has developed Farm AirClean, a system for biological air cleaning that reduces odour, dust and ammonia content in the house air.​

Bio Flex is a flexible system for those of you who would like to optimise your investment and operating costs in relation to the regulatory requirements imposed on you. The house air is cleaned as it is led through a series of filters that are sprinkled with water. The filters are covered by a biofilm consisting of bacteria and microorganisms that transform ammonia and odorous materials. This process removes dust, odours and ammonia. This actually reduces the ammonia content in the outgoing air down to 1 ppm​.

When the cleaning effect of the filters is reduced, the water is emptied into the slurry tank and can be used as an extra fertilizer on the field, and clean water is added to the unit.

Farm Management

For many years, finisher producers have been asking for real time data, which would enable them to react instantly should irregularities be detected in production. With ProGrow, you get a complete overview of your production, so that you can make decisions based on the most up-to-date data.

High gain and efficient feeding are the most important parameters to creating a good economy in weaner and finisher production. 70% of the costs in a finisher production go on feed, which is why there is money to be earned by having the correct feeding strategy.

With ProGrow, you no longer need to weigh the pigs manually. A camera is mounted in the ceiling so that you can keep constant track of the animals’ gain and weight distribution. Camera weighing is optimal for the weighing of weaners and finishers, as the animals are not placed under stress and the equipment is not subjected to the pigs’ curiosity. The ProGrow system has been thoroughly tested in a Danish finisher herd, and the test shows that camera weighing is precise right up to delivery at a weight of 110 kg.