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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. ...
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Video Tour China's 5,000-Sow “Mountain Farm”
CHINA - Video tour of a 5000-sow farm located on a mountaintop near ShenNonh Dali in the Sichuan Province of China....
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
“Click-Clack” Doesn’t Mean Your Medicator is Working
GLOBAL - Many of the chemical products used in poultry and swine production are delivered through the water system. ...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Feed Management Without Climbing a Bin
GLOBAL - The simplest way to check feed volume is to climb up and look inside. Not anyone’s favorite chore, and wet or icy ladders can make this dangerous. At best, it's still an educated guess....
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Dim-to-Calm Pig Lighting Saves Money, Reduces Stress
GLOBAL - Using LED style lighting reduces electrical usage by 75-80% compared to incandescent bulbs and 50-60% over spiral CFLs. In most situations, the financial payback period will be between one to...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
GrowerSELECT Curtain Machine Improvements
Hog Slat’s engineering department says, “In almost every case we can look at existing products and make improvements.” ...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
SowMAX Key to Increasing Feed Consumption
A move to 21-day weaning along with an increasing born live sent Great Lake Pork, headquartered in Allendale, Michigan, in search of the best method for ad-lib feeding in farrowing....
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Pen Vise Is Perfect Tool for Cleaning Brooder Orifices
Having the right tool makes any maintenance chore easier, and Hog Slat’s Pen Vise is the perfect tool for cleaning clogged brooder and heater orifices....
Monday, January 09, 2017
New Field Guide for Slat Repair and Replacement Now Available
GLOBAL - Hog Slat Inc. has teamed up with Vanberg Specialized Coatings and Altenburg Construction to produce a working guide for swine producers covering the repair and replacement of concrete slats. ...
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Curtain Machine Load Blocks
Nearly all of Hog Slat’s competitors try to dismiss the GrowerSELECT® product line as “just a cheap copy.” However, every time I work with Hog Slat’s engineering department I realize how misguided...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Comparing 1960s Hog-O-Matic Finishing Floors to Contemporary Designs
Not every labor saving idea for swine confinement lasted much past the initial development phase. From the 1960 Yearbook of Agriculture, we present the HOG-O-MATIC!...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Larger Sow Farms Drive Shift to Larger Buildings
The size of individual sow farms continues to increase in the US; just a few years ago 2,400 head units were considered large, but new sow farms under construction this year range between 5,000 to 14,000...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
WeatherFlow – Wind Meter for Your Smartphone
The old saying, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure” applies to measuring wind speed in a hog or poultry house. Gauging wind speed of tunnel ventilation or velocity out of an inlet without...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3-D Printer Shapes Swine Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer,...
Monday, July 11, 2016
Hog Slat's New Medicator Offers Practical On-Farm Solutions
US - Rated for use up to 11 GPM, the Hog Slat medicator can handle all your medicating, cleaning and vaccination needs. The fixed ratio 1:128 pump features reinforced valve support, a long lasting three-part...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Hog Slat Feed Bins Are Built Like a Tank
GLOBAL - Feed storage can be costly, so Hog Slat designs its feed bins to offer producers the longest-lasting feed storage product possible....
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
SowMAX Eliminates Guesswork of Sow Feeding
ANALYSIS - Feeding lactating sows is a tough job - feed her too much, and the feed can spoil and must be discarded. Feed her too little, and she will not get all the nutrients she needs to produce milk...
 
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