Address:Dungannon , Co. Tyrone
Academic Partner:Dundalk Institute of Technology
- Agriculture Forestry and Fishing
About the Company
The company engages in the design and manufacture of a number of meal feeders mainly for the pig and duck industries. In addition, the company makes a wide range of state-of-the-art housing and equipment designed to meet the requirements of the modern pig farm. Sales are handled directly by the company in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, with several dealers for the products in England. Etra Feeders are also the main distributors for MIK International and Bouwimpex plastic products (plastic flooring).
Etra Feeders have identified the opportunity to produce a brand-new product for the pig farming sector. The company intends to specify, design and develop a new pig feeder which will improve weight gain in pigs by improving the feeding environment. Certain environments have been shown to increase pig consumption of feed which leads to better weight gain. The feeder will also allow the monitoring of feed consumption by pigs which will help improve yield data. The design of a suitable metering system and the improved pig feeding environment will allow Etra to have a unique offering to pig farmers.