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Free Farrow Ltd

Free Farrow Ltd

360° Freedom Farrower®

The 360 Freedom Farrower® is the ideal solution for progressive farmers looking to upgrade their farrowing systems in response to growing demand for higher welfare standards. Now in use for 12 years, in 6 countries over 4 continents, the 360 Farrower is a proven & viable alternative to the farrowing crate.

Unique Space-Efficient Design

The unique design of the 360 Farrower® gives the sow freedom of movement whilst retaining the footprint of a conventional crate. Moveable restraining bars enable close containment when necessary for the safety of staff.

The advantages of the 360 Freedom Farrower® typically include good udder presentation, higher sow feed intakes, heavier weaning weights and piglet mortality rates comparable with standard farrowing systems. Expect significant improvements in sow condition at weaning.



Welfare & Wellbeing

Higher levels of animal welfare bring benefits to both the pigs and your business by reducing stress levels in the animals and enhancing performance. All of our experience shows that lactating sows are more contented and relaxed in the 360 Freedom Farrower® providing for improved milk 'let down', fewer interventions and a reduced requirement for medications.

The innovative design of the 360° Freedom Farrower® has been well received by animal welfare bodies and has won approval from Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) when used in conjunction with minimal confinement and adequate manipulable materials.                                                                                       


Key Benefits -                                                                                                                           

  • Same footprint as a conventional crate                 
  • Piglet mortality comparable to standard systems         
  • Higher sow feed intakes
  • Heavier weaning weights
  • Significant improvements in sow condition at weaning
  • Can be closed to provide increased safety for handling               



Continuous On Farm Development

The 360 Farrower has been developed on Leavesley Group farms in response to the demands for higher welfare standards. Now in its twelfth year of successful use, the 360 is continuously refined for ease of use and improved performance.The 360 Freedom Farrower® is the only free farrowing system to give good commercial performance within the same footprint as a conventional farrowing crate.

Current Specifications

  • Available in three sizes:

         2.4 x 1.6m

         2.4 x 1.8m

         2.4 x 2.1m

  • Bespoke sizes available, subject to terms and pricing. All enquiries considered.
  • Built to last - made from heavy duty galvanised steel
  • Optional integrated 'creep attraction' LED lighting developed specifically for the 360 Farrower®


There are two optional layouts for the 360 Freedom Farrower® :-

Single Row                                                                                                           

For both front and rear passage access                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                  Twin Row/'Head to Head' 

                                          Cost effective option eliminating the front passage and saving space


          Each 360 Freedom Farrower® unit consists of:

  • Penning panels and heavy duty steel frame

  • Front and rear gate

  • Two adjustable steel side gates

  • 5 yrs warranty

Additional equipment and services are available through our client suppliers:       

  • Troughs
  • Drinker assemblies
  • PVC Surround
  • Heat Mats 
  • Floor Slats
  • Free Site Survey
  • Installation Service

International Service

In the absence of local distributor services a full installation and supply service is available through our international partners. Subject to a site survey, terms and conditions. Minimum volumes will apply. Alternatively, we are happy to work with your local supplier. 

360° Freedom Farrower® - combining welfare with performance

360 Farrower

UK Reg. Patent No: 2546991, EU Reg. Patent No: 009093551, USA Reg. Design No: D791412S1, Canada Reg. Design No: 165225

Patent & Design rights also registered in EU Member States, Australia, New Zealand, China and Brazil.