FIRE Protective Pig Races

FIRE Performance Testing System
About

fire_app2Various protective races are available for the FIRE Feeder. While FIRE may be used as a stand-alone ad-lib feeder, protective races reduce the chance dominate animals might produce atypical results during a test. The protective races, ranging from shoulder-length races, to races with integrated animal scales, provide protection as each individual animal visits the FIRE Feeder to eat. Race widths are easily adjusted to match the average size of animals in the pen. Each race helps FIRE Feeders simulate commercial, multi-opening feeders more accurately.

How it Works

FIRE Feeder

Shoulder Race
Shoulder Race
The shoulder race provides limited protection from other animals by shielding the head and shoulders.
Full-Body Race
Full Body Race
The Full-Body Race, or long race, limits competition more than the shoulder race by shielding the animal’s entire body.
ACCU-ARM® Weight Race
Weight Race
The ACCU-ARM® Weigh Race is a full-body race with an integrated animal scale. With the Weigh Race, daily median animal weights, weight gain, and feed-to-gain efficiencies can be measured daily or over time.
Models
FIRE Protective Races
Catalog
No.
Description Finish Dimensions
in. (cm)
FR-000RC3 Shoulder Race Galvanized
steel
Adjustable Side Panels
5-1/4 to 20-1/4 x 18-1/2 x 30-3/8
(13.3 to 51.4 x 47 x 77)
FR-000RC2 Long Race Galvanized
steel
Adjustable Side Panels
5-1/4 to 20-1/4 x 41 x 31-1/2
(13.3 to 51.4 x 104 x 82.6)
FS-000FS5 Osborne ACCU-ARM Weigh Race
(Requires Feeder Lift Kit for FIRE Feeder)
Galvanized
steel
Adjustable Side Panels
40 x 26 x 58
(101.6 x 66 x 147.3)
FS-000FS8 Osborne ACCU-ARM Weigh Race
(Requires Feeder Lift Kit for FIRE Feeder)
Combo Finish
Galvanized with 304 Stainless Steel floor, sides, and links
Adjustable Side Panels
40 x 26 x 58
(101.6 x 66 x 147.3)
Literature

Literature

FIRE® Pig Performance Testing Informational Brochure: English | Spanish | Portuguese | Russian

Frequently Asked Questions: FIRE®: English | Spanish | Russian

Benefits of FIRE®: English

Accuracy & Precision of FIRE® Pig Performance Testing Feeder: English | Russian

Technical Note: Using FIRE® to Improve Feed Ration Plans: English

FIRE® Performance Testing for Sheep and Goats Informational Brochure: English


Research

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


Press Releases

PIC Expands Use of FIRE® System to new Genetic Nucleus: English | Chinese

PIC Australia Installs FIRE® System: English | Chinese

Chinese Feed Company Invests in Research Technology: English

Large Chinese Pig Producing Company Expands Use of Performance Testing Equipment: English