Category Archives: Case Study

Center Fresh Group

Since installing BridgRid on our large feed bins we have eliminated all issues with stuck feed. The ability to no longer have interruptions to our feed schedules has shown improved production and efficiency in our barns. Also by eliminating feed hang ups, we no longer have to take time to shower out and back in to the facility which cuts down on labor time and helps to increase our bio-security. I am a 100% believer in this product and highly recommend BridgRid to anyone in the Live Production industry!

Tom Sellers
Live Production Manager
Center Fresh Group

Dakota Layers, LLC

I was searching for a solution to minimize the time and effort my employees were spending to keep a constant feed flow from our bins to our feeder chains.  BridgRid bin vibrators were exactly what I needed.  They didn’t minimize this issue, they completely eliminated it.  I no longer have employees spending valuable time outside fixing feed jams, my bins are staying in better shape because nobody needs to use a hammer on the cones, and most importantly I am not having any empty sections of feed chain that happen when the feed doesn’t flow properly.  Thank you BridgRid for eliminating my issues!

Jason Ramsdell
Dakota Layers, LLC

Freedom Pork

Just wanted to drop a note and let you know how happy we are with our BridgRid bin vibrators. We have had them working day and night now for 8 years, and I can honestly say I haven’t had to beat on a bin since they were installed.

As I am away most of the time with an off-farm job, feed flowing is one thing that I thankfully never have to worry about. If only everything else in life worked as promised! I am proud of those shakers on the side of my bins. Everyone that works in the barns for me takes the convenience for granted, and haven’t had to spend hours pounding on the side of a bin to feed hogs. They don’t know what a pain it is to babysit a bin until the feeders are full, and then hope the feed will magically flow for the next feeding. I would have a hard time keeping help without the BridgRid system. I wouldn’t hesitate to install them again.

Randy Nikkel
Sully, IA

Lilienthal Family Farms

Lilienthal Family Farms is a diversified livestock and grain farm. We are constantly looking for opportunities to save both time and money. One such asset we found came from a company called BridgRid.

The hog side of our operation was struggling with consistent feed flow from bulk bins. Empty feeders were costing us performance and death loss from ulcers.

We installed BridgRid bin shakers and have virtually eliminated ulcers in our finish hogs. The return on investment has been easy to calculate.

Bob Lilienthal
Durant, IA

J-Six Farms

Prior to installing the BridgRid systems at all of our swine finishing sites, we constantly fought feed hang-ups in our bins. Feed outages were a very common event at nearly all of our sites.

Caretakers spent a great deal of time beating bin hoppers to try and get feed to flow. That took time away from proper pig care and was a huge morale drain on our team.

That was nearly three years ago. With approximately 400 installations, feed hang-ups are extremely rare at all our sites.

We no longer have rubber mallets strewn around the feed bins and laying in the back of all our pickups. Our bin bottoms are no longer being dented and misshapen. Caretaker morale is much better. A common description I hear often from our caretakers and barn owners is that the BridgRid system is a “lifesaver.”

The system is very automated and easy to operate. There are no moving parts, so virtually no maintenance is required. The few issues we have had were addressed promptly and correctly by Greg Pleima and his team.

We now require that any new site we build or acquire have BridgRids installed as part of the build or remodel.

The BridgRid’s have significantly reduced the amount of time we spend on feed flow issues. Our pigs are happier and grow faster, and our caretakers have the time necessary to focus on the pigs’ health and environment.

Joe Reitz
Iowa Operations Manager
Seneca, KS

 

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