New Weaner House – Pig World October 2015

New weaner house cuts the workload An hour a day – that’s all it takes for the day to day management of a new, state-of-the-art weaner house put up by a Suffolk farmer. The big investment has transformed the growth rate of his piglets, reduced mortality and made the difference between staying in pigs and […]

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BQP Style Finisher Buildings – Pig World August 2015

Keeping it in the family I suppose the pig industry is different from any other agricultural sector in as much as there must have been more entrants to farming starting with a few pigs than anything else. That situation is still true today, and there’s no doubt that bed and breakfast pigs on a secure […]

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50 Years of Innovation – Pig World August 2015

Quality Equipment is celebrating its half-century this year. It was in 1965 that its founder, Glyn Baker, decided to set up as an agricultural engineer, initially repairing machinery and tractors, then specialising in pig equipment, establishing what was to become one of Britain’s best known and largest companies in this field. The company manufactures and […]

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Finisher Accommodation – March 2015

Straightforward system simplifies management Straw-based housing systems that are simple to manage remain in demand by newcomers to pig finishing and those looking to update their facilities Norfolk farmer Chris Green believes in keeping things simple, and that applies to his pig housing as well as his system of management. He’s recently put up two […]

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Tailor-made Nursery Cabin – February 2015

Tailor – made piglet nursery for Yorkshire farmer A bespoke ready-to-use nursery cabin has been delivered to a Yorkshire farmer. The container-style buildings, specifically developed to help pig producers rear surplus piglets from their sows, are manufactured by Suffolk housing and equipment company, Quality Equipment, at the company’s Woolpit works. Andy Brown of A & […]

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Nursery Cabin story in Pig World – October 2014

New nursery ups rearing averages A bespoke piglet nursery designed and built by Quality Equipment is saving piglets and increasing profits at one of Rattlerow Farms’ commercial herds Better pigs and lower mortality. That’s how the manager of a large commercial herd in Suffolk sums up the benefits of a new purpose-built piglet nursery unit. […]

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Contract Finishing editorial in Pig World – September 2014

Contract finishing offers a way into pigs An open day in Suffolk in early August attracted more than 100 people to see a new finishing unit and to hear about the opportunities that exist for those looking to get into pig production Finishing weaners still offers a route for new entrants to get into the […]

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Current Construction Project – August 2014

On a greenfield site near Stowmarket in Suffolk we are currently constructing a 1000 place straw based finisher building. Photos are being taken regularly to show the development of the stages of construction for this project and new images will be on this page frequently. For any buildings that you may be considering, please call […]

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Pig Feeder exports to Japan – June 2014

Suffolk-based pig equipment company, Quality Equipment, has just notched up over £250,000 worth of high-tech exports to Japan. In the last two years more than 200 automatic feeders for young pigs have been delivered. The last consignment followed a visit by Glyn Baker and Michael Mattmuller, of Quality Equipment, to their Japanese distributor, Global Pig […]

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New Weaner Trolley – April 2014

New trolley for weaners With sows producing more pigs per litter and farms getting larger, moving and handling weaners can become time consuming and stressful. In response to requests from pig farmers, Quality Equipment has produced a purpose made weaner trolley to hold piglets during such routine tasks as injecting, as well as for transporting […]

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