The all new Osborne Mark IV FIRE® (Feed Intake Recording Equipment) Feeder is a single-space ad-libitum feeder that serves 12 to 15 animals without feed restriction. Free access to feed is permitted at all times. Refilling and feed weighing never interrupt eating as with other testing systems.
The Mark IV FIRE Feeder is constructed with all new components and high quality materials. The new feed saver front panel is molded with impact- and corrosion-resistant pDCPD thermoset plastic and features a turned-over lip to minimize feed spillage underneath the trough. A new trough alignment and stabilization system also makes the Mark IV FIRE system the most reliable and accurate performance testing system available.
The feed trough, made of Osborne’s proprietary RTM-Glas™ fiberglass-reinforced plastic, is suspended on a sensitive load cell that weighs the trough and feed. The feed hopper holds approximately 108 lbs.* (49 kg) of feed.
The trough mount and load cell are protected by an isolation mechanism and a sturdy enclosure that houses a highly accurate feed dispensing system. FIRE automatically stores the time and duration of each visit, along with the weight of feed consumed. This information is transferred to your computer in real-time and is used to generate management reports or studied in relation to environmental, genetic, and nutritional variables.
* Approximate feed capacity based on feed density of 42 lbs. per cubic foot.
Features & Benefits
- Completely automates the measurement of individual feed intake
- Accurate commercial production simulation
- More accurate than manual testing animals in single pens
- Eliminates data collection errors and operator bias
- Effectively tests pigs, sheep, and goats
- Separate, sensitive load cells weigh feed
- ALL NEW feed saver front panel minimizes feed spillage under the trough
- ALL NEW trough alignment and stabilization system for the most accurate data
|FR-000FD5||Mark IV FIRE Feeder||Hot-dipped Galvanized||27 x 26 x 54 3/8|
(68.6 x 66 x 138)
|FIRE Feeder Accessories|
|KR-FFD414||FIRE Feeder Lift Kit||Required if using Feeder with Weigh Race|
Note:Raises Feeder off ground away from debris for more accurate weighing
Benefits of FIRE®: English
Technical Note: Using FIRE® to Improve Feed Ration Plans: English
FIRE® Performance Testing for Sheep and Goats Informational Brochure: English
Abstract: Using sentinel pens with performance testing equipment as a tactical management tool: English
Feed Intake Pattern of Group-Housed Growing-Finishing Pigs Monitored Using a Computerized Feed Intake Recording System: English
Effects of Feed Type, Space Allowance, and Mixing on the Growth Performance and Feed Intake Pattern of Growing Pigs: English
Monitoring Growth and Statistical Variation of Grow-Finish Swine: English
Feeding Behavior of Yorkshire Pigs Selected for Residual Feed Intake: English
Chinese Feed Company Invests in Research Technology: English
Large Chinese Pig Producing Company Expands Use of Performance Testing Equipment: English