Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Woolpit: Piglet trolley is launched

11:00 20 April 2014

Quality Equipment has created a new trolley for weaners

Quality Equipment has created a new trolley for weaners

Archant

A Woolpit-based firm has come up with a new trolley design for transporting piglets

In response to requests from pig farmers, Quality Equipment, which is part of G E Baker Ltd, has produced a purpose-made weaner trolley to hold piglets during such routine tasks as injecting as well as for transporting weaners from the farrowing pens to the grower house.

With sows producing more pigs per litter and farms getting larger, moving and handling weaners can become time-consuming and stressful, the company says.

The trolley — designed and made at the company’s Woolpit manufacturing facility — has two fixed and two swivel wheels for manoeuvrability in tight passages. There is a hinged tailgate-type door at one end for easy unloading.

The sturdy galvanised steel frame is fitted with non-corrosive and hygienic plastic surrounds which are easy to clean, and the firm says it can make different sizes, other than its standard, to order.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Ipswich train station

The train lines from London to Ipswich have now reopened after a man was hit and killed by a train between Colchester and Manningtree earlier today.

Showers have tested positive for Legionella bacteria at Walton-on-the-Naze lifestyles

Bosses have decided to shut an Essex leisure centre over fears a customer contracted a serious lung infection after using the showers.

Fares on Greater Anglia trains will go up less steeply than the national average.

Rail fares on East Anglia’s lines are set to rise by just under 2% in January.

Mark Savin, 39, from Bury St Edmunds

Tributes have continued to pour in for 39-year-old Bury St Edmunds architect Mark Savin after his sudden death on Sunday.

Kameron May infographic. Pic: Suffolk Constabulary

Parents and victims of a jailed Suffolk paedophile have told of the devastating emotional damage his “abhorrent” crimes inflicted on them.

Frosty Morning at Woodbridge Tide Mill. Photo by Peter Cutts

Through our iwitness24 site, readers are able to share their photos of Suffolk’s top beauty spots, of landmarks and of some of our amazing wildlife in action.

Festive Taste Testing.

Our judging panel put Christmas food from the supermarkets to the test.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24