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Swine Farrowing Cage


From our Modular Animal Caging System (M.A.C.S.) line of housing solution products, the modular large animal runs from Alternative Design allow you to customize from a wide selection of options to fit your facility including door, side, back, floor, assembly and other options designed to help you build the perfect modular solution to house your dogs, swine or sheep.

Large animal farrowing or whelping pen. Frame is constructed of 18 gauge 1 ¼” stainless steel tubing. Front and side panels are constructed of 5/16″ rods on approximate 2 1/8″ spacing. Sides are rod construction on top panel, lower filler panel is Trespa. Swing out front door panel is equipped with lazy Susan capable of holding a pig trough, and 3×5 cardholders welded to the frame. Top panel includes an enrichment bar across top rear corners of the cage. The floor grids are fiberglass slat flooring, with flush pans underneath. Cage includes a removable and reversible center Trespa divider panel that slides into a C-channel from the top down. Divider panel has ventilation holes in the top which can be used for socialization when reversed. Each “half” of the cage includes an Edstrom automated water valve. One side of the holding pen includes a removable divider panel for farrowing or whelping, located 4″ off the floor.

Dimensions:  73″ W x 39″D x 58″ H (including casters)

All components of this Alternative Design stainless steel product must be cleaned, sanitized and sterilized, where applicable, prior to being put into service. This unit is made primarily of 304 stainless steel. Use care when cleaning to prevent corrosion that can shorten useful life. Cleaning solutions which contain high levels of chlorine are not recommended for stainless steel parts.

Caster Maintenance
Caster used on this equipment was chosen for its suitability in applications where frequent washdowns are necessary. It is also well suited for applications exposed to heat, cleaning agents, steam, caustic solutions or other corrosive agents, which could cause rust and contamination. After washing and/or autoclaving, check casters for proper operation. Check the axle nut to ensure it is still tight (125 inch/pound is recommended). If the axle and/or swivel bearing has to be lubricated, use a high temp grease.

Alternative Design offers a 5-year warranty on all stainless steel fabricated products the company makes. These products are warranted to be free from material and workmanship defects during this period.

The 5-year warranty includes:

* Individually Ventilated Caging (IVC) rack frames and fabricated components
* All other stainless steel fabricated caging systems
* Fabricated material handling, storage and processing equipment made of stainless steel