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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...
Friday, March 17, 2017
Pig Climate Control: New Sensor a Milestone for Pig Production
NETHERLANDS - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. ...
Monday, January 30, 2017
Economics of PRRS in Growing Pigs Is Severe for Producers
ANALYSIS - At the North American PRRS Symposium, a key focus was how to control PRRS in growing pigs because the economic impact is exceptionally high for this population of pigs. ...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
New Biosecurity Research Shared at North American PRRS Symposium
ANALYSIS - Biosecurity was a hot topic at the North American PRRS Symposium held recently in Chicago, and several studies were presented examining disease prevention and new approaches to measure biosecurity...
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. ...
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Enriched Pens Linked to Less Gestational Stress, Lower Piglet Mortality
GLOBAL - Housing sows in enriched pens can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the development and survival rate of piglets, according to scientists....
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...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
MagixX: Exhaust Air Treatment Makes Pig Farm Smell Like the Woods
GERMANY - "This barn houses 1,000 pigs – and the exhaust air smells like the woods!" farmer Arno Usselmann from Bersenbrück in Northern Germany says happily about his Big Dutchman exhaust air washer...
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, May 10, 2016
Demonstration Farm Helping Pork Industry See Benefits of Pig-Castration Alternative
US - A group of 250 intact male piglets arrives at the demonstration farm ready to be the face of a new type of pork production. Beginning at approximately 25 days of age, these piglets will unknowingly...
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....
Friday, July 31, 2015
Pig Equipment and Feeding Systems at the "End of the Earth"
FRANCE - Big Dutchman pig equipment and feeding systems are used on pig farms in more than 100 countries on all five continents. Naturally, this includes the "End of the Earth", and for good reason: French...
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Big Dutchman Attracts a Multitude of Visitors in Bangkok
THAILAND - Big Dutchman looks back on a successful VIV Asia 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. On a 432 m2 stand, the pig equipment supplier presented many new products and innovative developments of existing...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Informative Leaflet on Housing Equipment for Piglet Rearing and Pig Finishing
GERMANY - Modern penning systems have to be animal-friendly and easy to clean and they should facilitate everyday work. Big Dutchman offers the respective solutions which can be implemented independent...
Monday, July 27, 2015
MagixX-Pig+ Exhaust Air Treatment System Passes DLG Test
GERMANY - With a dust separation rate of up to 94 per cent in the summer and an average ammonia separation rate of 84 per cent, the Big Dutchman exhaust air treatment system MagixX-Pig+ recently successfully...
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...
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Industry Trends, Like Animal Welfare, Drive Hog Slat's Global Business
ANALYSIS - David Herring, Vice President of Hog Slat, said global industry trends drive their business and domestic and international offering. ...
Monday, June 22, 2015
Hog Slat Opens 70th Store, Expands to Poland, Germany
GLOBAL - Alan Riley, National Retail Manager at Hog Slat, said Hog Slat has recently opened it's 70th store in the US and has expanded it's international retail locations to Germany and Poland....
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
It's Construction Season - Hog Slat Delivers Turnkey Construction, Facility Upgrades
GLOBAL - With summer comes construction season, and turnkey construction is an area of expertise for the team at Hog Slat. ...
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Hog Slat's GrowerSELECT Focuses on Quality, Value
GLOBAL - GrowerSELECT is a private label brand from Hog Slat and Georgia Poultry, initially created to supply repairs for the OEM brands that Hog Slat sells, and from there has been developed into a complete...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Experts to be Grilled at Iowa Swine Day
US - Experts from across the pork industry will gather to discuss key production issues at this year’s Iowa Swine Day, on 25 June....
Monday, May 18, 2015
Hog Slat's Poly Lamp Improves Plastic Heat Lamp
GLOBAL - Hog Slat’s introduction of the Poly Lamp improves several features of plastic heat lamp shades used in swine farrowing houses. ...
Friday, May 08, 2015
How To Maintain and Troubleshoot Hog Slat's GROW-DISK Feeding System
GLOBAL - Appropriate maintenance and troubleshooting of a GROW-DISK chain feeding system will lead to smooth operation and a longer lifetime of the components....
Monday, April 27, 2015
Electronic Sow Feeding System for Healthy, Happy Sows
GERMANY - Börde Porc has installed the 'Call-Inn pro', a functional electronic sow feeding and management system from Big Dutchman....
Monday, April 13, 2015
Feed System Checklist for Hog Buildings
Most producers have a checklist for basic equipment repairs between groups to prevent costly and time-consuming problems later, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck. ...
Monday, March 30, 2015
How To Select an Ag Replacement Motor
GLOBAL - Today’s livestock operations rely on electric motors to function. Unfortunately, like all things mechanical, motors wear out and have to be replaced, writes Hog Slat's Scott Bauck. ...
 
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