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Winter Ventilation for Homestead Production
Winter Ventilation for Homestead Production

As the weather cools, regulating the environment inside livestock and poultry buildings becomes more difficult with manually operated vent doors. Adding a small ventilation fan(s) simplifies the task of maintaining a healthy environment for the animals. 

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Do we really need pit ventilation?
Do we really need pit ventilation?

Preliminary field test reveals similar gas levels in buildings with and without pit ventilation. 

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Direct cooling with stir fans and sprinklers.
Direct cooling with stir fans and sprinklers.

Stir fans and sprinkler systems remain a cost-effective method to reduce summer heat stress for finishing pigs. 

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VFD offers improved control of variable speed fans
VFD offers improved control of variable speed fans

Variable Frequency Drive systems vary hertz instead of voltage to control fan speed resulting in more accurate minimum ventilation rates and better energy efficiency.

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Remodeling project increases farrowing crate footprint.
Remodeling project increases farrowing crate footprint.

Retro of existing farrowing rooms adds square footage to accommodate larger litters without reducing the total number of crates. 

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Island Acres Sow Farm
Island Acres Sow Farm

Ryan and Reagan Hunter’s 2500-sow farm in southern Michigan features innovative odor reduction equipment and pig proof access doors.

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ESF might not be the best choice for your farm
ESF might not be the best choice for your farm

 Producers considering group sow housing should consider an alternative to ESF. 

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You can’t afford a cheap motor

Checking the motor plates offers valuable information when comparing two different motors. 

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Evaporative Media Test Chamber

A recent addition to Hog Slat Inc.’s engineering facility will help provide producers with information focused on increasing the useful life of cool cell pads.

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Step-Down Water Filtration

Step-Down Filtration systems improve sediment removal from the water sources used in livestock and poultry production.

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