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Monday, November 19, 2018
Hog Slat’s E-Z Clean Corner enables efficiency in chain feeding systems
Enable quick visual inspection and easy removal of accumulated feed in chain feeding systems....
Friday, November 16, 2018
Evaporative media test chamber
Evaporative pads, used on poultry or livestock buildings, require scheduled routine maintenance to remain effective. A recent addition to Hog Slat Inc.’s engineering facility will help provide producers...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Upgrade your farm’s fire safety
Minimise the effects of fire losses in livestock and poultry buildings by following these basic guidelines and implementing a fire plan....
Friday, November 09, 2018
ESF might not be the best choice for your farm
Modern agriculture embraces many new technologies-Smartphones, wireless climate sensors, GPS crop monitoring, whole-house climate controls, and robotic cow milkers....
Monday, November 05, 2018
Remodelling project increases farrowing crate footprint
While litter size has steadily increased from 7.5 in the 1950's to 11.0 in the 2000's, the standard size of a farrowing crate has remained the same at 5'x7'....
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Island Acres sow farm
The production site consists of a 160'x 352' stanchion gestation house and a 139' x 286' farrowing house with 440 farrowing crates....
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
VFD offers improved control of variable speed fans
Most power ventilated livestock facilities rely on some method of control input to reduce the amount of air exhausted during colder weather. The farm operator calculates the number of animals and their...
Monday, October 29, 2018
Direct cooling with stir fans and sprinklers
Although tunnel ventilated finishing houses are the most common choice for new construction, many curtain-sided, naturally ventilated buildings are still in use. The summer performance of these facilities...
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Bait stations improve rodent control
The use of bait stations improves the effectiveness of any rodent control program. ...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Absolutely the least exciting thing about raising pigs
Maintenance. We all know it's important but it’s not something anybody gets excited about doing....
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Medicator aids Show Pig production
Adding a water-based medicator adds flexibility to your management options. ...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Solid sidewall finishers growing trend in new construction
For the last 20-plus years, the industry standard for finishing houses has been some variation of a total slat, double-curtain building design. ...
Sunday, October 07, 2018
Your next livestock medicator should be electric
It is a standard production practice to use water driven medicators to administer medications, vaccines, and supplements to livestock and poultry. With good water quality and routine maintenance, virtually...
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Simple guide for measuring V-Belts
Replacing the belts on fans every year is a smart investment to ensure they are delivering their maximum performance. Worn fan belts can cause as much as 20% loss of cfm output....
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Hog Slat offers safe, affordable solution to check feed bin levels
Quickly and safely check feed bin content levels from the ground with Hog Slat’s telescoping Bin Stik....
Sunday, September 30, 2018
What's all that gunk on my cool cell pads?
Allowing mineral deposits and algae to accumulate on evaporative pads will eventually clog the pad openings causing a restriction of the airflow into the building....
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
ESF might not be the best choice for your farm
Modern agriculture embraces many new technologies-Smartphones, wireless climate sensors, GPS crop monitoring, whole-house climate controls, and robotic cow milkers....
Monday, September 24, 2018
You can't afford a cheap motor
Replacing motors on feed systems and ventilation fans is maintenance cost familiar to all hog and poultry growers....
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Treating swine drinking water
Adjusting pH: Part three in the Hogslat series on proper terminal line disinfection and water disinfection...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Absolutely the least exciting thing about raising pigs
Maintenance. We all know it’s important but it’s not something anybody gets excited about doing...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Modulating brooders are costing you money
While the modulating controllers are the most popular choice, initial lab tests suggested the Hi/Lo type control panels would yield significant fuel savings...
Monday, May 21, 2018
Swine tagging…why and how!
Animal identification is step one to providing the production data needed to manage a swine operation and make the decisions required for herd improvement...
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Modulating brooders are costing you money
Zone heating is an accepted management practice to provide supplemental heat in wean/finish buildings. Many production systems utilize 17,000 Btu radiant gas brooders with modulating controls panels regulating...
Understanding bait rotation is key to rodent control
Many producers assume that switching to a different brand name of rodenticide provides a different active ingredient. However, that is not always the case. This article gives an understanding of what to...
Swine tagging... why and how?
Animal identification is step one to providing the production data needed to manage a swine operation and make the decisions required for herd improvement....
And now you need to clean the water
The second part of our series on treating the drinking water in finishing houses....
It's not a battle; it's a war
Win the war against rats and mice with these three steps for effective use of rodenticides....
Four questions every new grower should ask their builder
Not all turnkey contracts and turnkey builders are the same. Knowing what to ask the potential contractors bidding on your project helps you avoid additional costs when or if problems occur during construction. ...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Sow group housing update
Group housing for sows remained a popular topic at this year’s World Pork Expo. Hog Slat’s sales director, Fritz Richards, outlines his recommendations for stanchions....
Monday, August 14, 2017
World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan
ANALYSIS - Hog Slat launched an upgraded AirStorm fan at World Pork Expo that increases output by 13.5 per cent and efficiency rates. ...
 
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