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Smart Farming requires smart evaluation
Smart Farming requires smart evaluation

Evaluating new technology should be based on three critical factors…does it fit, will we use the information, and will it make us more profitable? 

By Fritz Richards, Sales Manager, Hog Slat Inc.

 

We just returned from the EuroTier show held in Hanover, Germany.  Billed as the largest animal p...

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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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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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