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Blog posts tagged with 'swine ventilation'

Swine Air Filtration Basics

While speaking with Perry Hartman, a sales rep for Hog Slat in Minnesota, I was brought up to speed on a topic that is quietly gaining some momentum in the industry…air filtration.   Southern Minnesota is an area that has seen rapid growth in pig numbers in the past several decades.  This high hog d...

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Evaporative Cooling System Checklist

Tunnel Ventilation systems along with evaporative pad systems are effective at reducing summer temperatures in swine and poultry buildings. Here are some tips to keep your houses running at peak efficiency.

1) Bleed off water to control mineral content

As water is circulated and evaporated in a pa...

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Changing Fan V-belts

Just saw some interesting info from Billy Farmer. Billy is the store supervisor in Georgia, and had just attended the 2012 Poultry Tunnel Ventilation Workshop at the University of Georgia. They always put out great technical informational at their workshops and this piece caught my eye.  We all know...

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What is an IP rating?

By the book

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IP - Ingress Protection rating is used to specify the environmental protection - electrical enclosure - of electrical equipment

The IP rating normally has two numbers:

  1. Protection from solid objects or materials (like dust)
  2. Protection from liquids (water)

IP First number - Prot...

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WeatherFlow - Wind Meter for Your Smartphone

ITM-WeatherFLow in package-IMG 

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 an anemometer (wind meter) is like trying to regulate building temperature without a thermostat.

T...

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Grower Select Curtain Machine

In our blog post highlighting Hog Slat’s engineering department (see Engineering Grower Select) Frank remarked, “In almost every case we can look at existing products and make improvements.”

The GrowerSELECT® Curtain Machine is a great example of making changes to existing products to improve perfo...

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More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Curtain Machine Load Blocks

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Nearly all of Hog Slat’s competitors try to dismiss the GrowerSELECT® product line as “just a cheap copy.” However, every time I work with Hog Slat’s engineering department I realize how misguided this perception is.  Nothing is ever “just copied.”

I was quizzing Hog Slat engineer, Tim King, abou...

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Gestation Barn Video Tour

Gestation stalls

Take a quick video tour of a recently completed swine gestation building located near Hardy, IA. This 41′ X 133′ gestation building houses 260 animals.

The building features a GrowerSELECT® Evap system, GrowerSELECT flag feed system with individual Sow Drops, Hog Slat dry cast slats, Hog Slat ges...

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Hog Slat Showcases European Equipment at EuroTier

I have been around Hog Slat for some 22 years now.  In my opinion, one of Hog Slat’s biggest strengths comes from the company’s ability to take its proven equipment designs and adapt to local production methods.

Finishing Barn 90s

Hog Slat introduced the concept of total slatted, curtain-sided finishing barns to th...

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Hog Slat Launches AirStorm Ventilation Fans

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Hog Slat’s launch of AirStorm fiberglass fans continues our commitment to reducing the price swine and poultry farmers pay for production equipment. Manufactured at our facilities in Iowa and North Carolina, AirStorm fans offer dependable performance at very attractive prices. Here is a look at se...

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