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    Scanner Takes New Product Award At Pig And Poultry Fair

East Riding Farm Services from Driffield, East Yorkshire, won the Best Overall New Product Award in the pig sector with its Insight Ultrasound Scanner for sows at this year’s British Pig and Poultry Fair, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

Sarah Atkin and MD Richard Smith from  ERFS with the Ultra-Sound Scanner.

Sarah Atkin and MD Richard Smith from  ERFS with the Ultra-Sound Scanner.

Judges inspected entries on the first morning of the Fair for cost-effective new products that will make life easier and improve productivity. The Insight Scanner came top thanks to its robust, easy-to-use and cable-free design. The hand-held scanner will market for £3,000.

A runner-up award went to AM Warkup for its new Groovee Feeder, developed by Paul Wright. Warkups will market this ‘new direction’ in pig feeding, that allows pigs to take food at a more natural angle and may have the potential to reduce waste, for £285.

The second runner-up award went to Rotech for a new foam that allows more effective cleaning of pig accommodation. MS Topfoam softens and breaks down dirt before pressure washing and is marketed for £85 for 22kg, which is sufficient for the annual cleaning of 100-sow places.

Further details on the British Pig and Poultry Fair are available on the event website

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