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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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Converting large fans to minimum winter fans
Converting large fans to minimum winter fans

A new control system allows larger fans to be converted to variable speed with improved accuracy and reduced energy consumption.

 

Most fans used for minimum winter ventilation rates tend to be smaller diameter fans.  It's necessary to use fans with a lower total cubic foot per minute output as th...

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Selling a building? Four things  you should know.
Selling a building? Four things you should know.

Following these four steps will help you get the best price for your production site.Finishing site

1) Hire the right realtor...you aren't selling a cornfield.

 

While a local ag realtor might be the right choice for listing farm ground, a realtor specializing in swine production facilities will be a better ...

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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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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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