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Chinese 5,000 Sow "Mountain Farm"

Video tour of a 5000-sow farm located on a mountaintop near ShenNonh Dali in the Sichuan Province of China.

This remote sow unit produces and tests breeding stock from an 896 crate farrowing house, 4400 stall gestation building, 50 place boar stud, GDU/ Iso barn, and 15-room testing facility. Hog S...

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Feed Management Without Climbing a Bin

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The simplest way to check feed volume is to climb up and look inside. Not anyone's favorite chore, wet or icy ladders can make this dangerous and at best it is an educated guess. 

094Bin Flag level indicator mounts on the outside of a bin rotating to yellow when feed level drops below postition.

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Ensure Farm Biosecurity with Key Cards

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The introduction of a contagious disease to a farm represents a severe economic impact on a flock. Contaminated clothing, equipment, and footwear remain one of the primary causes of bird exposure to disease-causing organisms. Managing traffic should be a top priority on your farm to prevent the in...

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“Click-Clack” Doesn’t Mean Your Medicator is Working.

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Many of the chemical products used in poultry and swine production are delivered through the water system.   Some simple best practices will keep your water-driven, volumetric proportioner, or as it more commonly called a medicator, in good working order.

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Dim-To-Calm™Pig Lighting

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Using LED style lighting reduces electrical usage by 75-80% compared to incandescent bulbs and 50-60% over spiral CFLs. In most situations, the financial payback period will be between one to two years.  

While all LED lights will achieve this expected energy savings, Once, Inc. offers their Agri...

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Sprinkler Systems Enhance Tunnel Ventilation

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A low-pressure sprinkler system should not be confused with the standard fogging systems. While fogging systems deliver a fine mist, low-pressure sprinklers produce a larger water droplet that does not hang in the air but drops straight to the floor. As the droplets hit the birds, they are stimula...

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New Product Introductions at IPPE 2017


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Georgia Poultry highlighted two new products, scheduled for release later this spring, at this year's show in Atlanta.

Classic Flood Light Kit illuminates control pan to encourage bird activity.

The Classic Flood Light Kit provides supplemental light to a...

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Simple Primer on How Galvanizing Protects Metal

Hog Slat bins feature the industry's heaviest galvanized coating. Hog Slat bins feature the industry's heaviest galvanized coating.

Steel corrosion, commonly referred to as rust, is an oxidization process occurring when iron in steel is exposed to oxygen and water. Rust causes steel to thin over time, reducing its strength and causing product failure.

Paint coating protect steel  from elements until damaged. Paint co...

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Balancing a Tunnel Ventilation System

By Austin Baker
Ventilation Director, Hog Slat Inc.

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As the industry continues to increase wind speeds in broiler houses, we need to be mindful of maintaining a balance in a tunnel ventilation system.   A ventilation system operating at a high static pressure does not necessarily...

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Choose the Right Heater for Poultry Brooding

By Paul Horne
Gas-Fired Products Inc.

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Radiant heat has gained wide acceptance across the industry for heating the brooder area of poultry houses.   Because radiant heat delivers heating energy directly to the birds and floor, radiant offers significant advantages compared to forced air heat includ...

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