HOG SLAT BLOG – U.S.

Hog Slat offers Additional Options for Swine Watering 0

Single and Double Welded Cups

Single and Double Welded Cups

Hog Slat highlighted an additional watering option for finishing pigs at the 2016 World Pork Expo. This all stainless steel welded cup is available in single and double models and designed with several features producers will appreciate.

Note formed gap in back plate

Note formed gap in back plate to prevent manure buildup.

 

The back plate of welded cup is formed with a gap off the gate to allow any manure accumulating there to be easily washed out. This prevents premature rusting of gate rods common with cups mounted back to back without this gap.

Two-piece water pipe.

Two-piece water pipe.

 

The unique design of the two-piece water pipe allows for easy replacement if it should ever become damaged or bent. The separate ½”x 48” long pipe installs into a female coupler on top of the cup. A specially designed bracket is included to mount the pipe to the top angle on a gate.

 

Mounting cups back to back is simple with four bolts or single cups can be mounted with a U-bolt around a horizontal gate bar.

 

To order go to www.hogslat.com, stop at a local Hog Slat store or call 800-949-4647.

 

2nd Gen Sensor featured in GrowerSELECT Feed Line Control 0

GrowerSELECT Proxy Control at the 2016 World Pork Expo

GrowerSELECT Proxy Control on display  at the 2016 World Pork Expo

One of the products Hog Slat introduced at the 2016 World Pork Expo is designed to give pork producers an improved method for controlling feed line motors.

The GrowerSELECT Proximity Drop Tube Control features a flat proxy sensor that can detect feed levels through the plastic housing. The flat proxy mounts to the side of the feed tube and doesn’t require drilling a hole for installation. The compact design takes up less room on the control compared to rod type proxy sensors.

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GrowerSELECT HS752

Encapsulated solid state sensor has no moving parts and doesn't need adjustment.

Flat Sensor

 

 

Like it happens with many advancements in electronics this improved sensor costs less than existing technology.  A quick online search shows replacement rod type proxy switches costing between $117 and $150.  The complete HS752 unit costs $125 and can replace the feed level control on any existing feed system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close of sensor mounted on control

Close up of sensor mounted on control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple wiring diagrams for existing feed systems.

Simple wiring diagrams for existing feed systems.

 

Click here for manual illustrating wiring schemes for installing the HS752 on the most common feed systems.

 

 

To order go to www.hogslat.com , stop at a local store (see store locator)  or call 800-949-4647.

 

 

 

 

2015 World Pork Expo Hog Slat Display 0

2015 World Pork Expo Hog Slat Display Booth

 

Another successful show is in the books for Hog Slat at the 2015 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. This year, Hog Slat displayed several new items, including our AirStorm fiberglass ventilation fans, Grow-Disk™ chain disk feed system and the GrowerSELECT® curtain machine. In addition to these new products, we also featured our concrete slats, TriDek flooring, group pen feed stanchions, GrowerSELECT sow drops and more.

 

Hog Slat hosted a group of Chinese pig farmers that were visiting the United States and attended the World Pork Expo. On Tuesday, as part of their trip, we visited a brand new 2 barn finishing site Hog Slat just completed, located in Lohrville, IA. The group was able to see a new group of pigs that had just been loaded into one of the barns earlier that afternoon, and also examine the inside of the other barn that had not been loaded with pigs yet.GrowerSELECT Iowa Finish Barn
Both of these deep pit barns were equipped with GrowerSELECT Grow-Flex™ feed systems, Hog Slat wet/dry hog feeders and AquaChief cup waterers as part of their equipment package. The group was very impressed with the fit and finish of Hog Slat’s feed system equipment and building construction. To learn more about new construction or remodeling hog barns in the Midwest or other areas of the United States, please visit the Hog Slat sales representative locator, found here.

 

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Hog Slat to Exhibit at the 2015 World Pork Expo 0

Hog Slat will be exhibiting at this year’s World Pork Expo with many new and further developed swine equipment products, highlighting Hog Slat’s GrowerSELECT product line.

 

At the show, Hog Slat will have a large variety of equipment on display in both the exhibition hall (Booth V165 VIB) and at the Hog Slat hospitality tent (Tent G234). Equipment that will be on display includes Hog Slat’s Grow-Flex Feed System, Grow-Disk Feed System, Slats, and an introduction to Hog Slat’s AirStorm fans. We invite you to stop by the Hog Slat booth to see what’s new at the show.

 

Enjoy FREE ADMISSION to the 2015 World Pork Expo, courtesy of Hog Slat. You may redeem your admission voucher by registering online at www.worldpork.org by May 28th and use voucher code HogSlat2015. Or, present a hard copy of our voucher (available through the Hog Biz, local Hog Slat retail stores, or your local sales contact) during on-site registration the day of the expo.  Expo registration is located in the Animal Learning Center inside Gate 15.

 

Craving some good BBQ? Stop by the Hog Slat hospitality tent anytime during expo to enjoy Vinny’s BBQ, located in Dakota City, IA. Vinny’s will be serving lunch and dinner both Wednesday and Thursday of the expo.

 

The World Pork Expo is held June 3rd-5th in Des Moines, IA at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Visit us at the show in booth V165 in the Varied Industries Building and Hospitality Tent G234. We hope to see you at the show!

2015 Iowa Pork Congress 0

Producers, industry leaders, and hundreds of agri-businesses have gathered this week in Des Moines, IA for the 43rd annual Iowa Pork Congress. Held at the Iowa Events Center, the Iowa Pork Congress kicked off on Wednesday, January 28th and will go through Thursday, January 29th.

This two-day conference attracts over 5,000 producers and industry specialists from not only Iowa, but across the Midwest – leading to a well-attended tradeshow and conference.

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Producers can find feeding systems, ventilation systems, and flooring for swine production highlighted at the Hog Slat booth. This year at the show, Hog Slat is showcasing our GrowerSELECT line including a full feed line display, an interactive Grow Disk Controller, Sow Drops, and the GrowerSELECT Curtain Machine. New at the show is GrowerSELECT AirStorm Fiberglass Fans, fans that deliver superior ventilation performance to producers who demand the best value.

The 2015 Iowa Pork Congress will be another outstanding event going in the books! Thank you to all attendees that stopped by to say Hello! You can find us at the Hog Slat booth, number 301.

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