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Robert Stwalley, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University, shows a cooling pad designed to keep sows more comfortable during farrowing. The pads have been licensed to Innovative Heating Solutions of Winnipeg, Manitoba....
Ryan Stohlquist says the new development barn adds flexibility to the family operation. Stohlquist Showpigs, located in Northeastern Illinois, is a leading supplier of pure and cross-bred animals to the show pig industry. Batch farrowing the 200-sow herd twice a...
Innovative group sow housing without electronics. Today ag news is full of information about the latest digital equipment promising to revolutionize farming.  Nowhere is this attitude more prevalent than the topic of group sow housing.  But technology and innovation doesn’t...
Source: Bloomberg China is taking hog biosecurity to new levels -- 13 stories in fact. That’s the height of a building in southern China where more than 10,000 pigs are kept in a condominium-style complex, complete with restricted access, security cameras,...
Source: Grandin.com This diagram illustrates a modern cattle stockyard and chute system. All the animal movement is one-way and there is no cross traffic. Each long narrow pen holds one truckload. The animals enter through one end and leave...
Read our list of practical steps to add to your weekly checklist to prevent longer term repairs and make overall maintenance easier. Part of a successful strategy involves spreading hog facility maintenance tasks across different timelines to keep them from...
A few years ago, our team started discussing how we could take our feeder nipples to the next level using our innovative solutions that were already proven and time-tested. Considering the overall improvement that our wet/dry feeders provided for...
Ventilation systems in hog buildings need regular check-ups to prevent environmental issues that can compromise pig health. Winter audits are especially important, with ventilation running at low levels with little room for error. “A lot of the winter is spent...
"This week marks 5 years from when we manufactured the first fully Brazilian-made Crystal Spring feeder. This milestone makes our team very proud, especially since getting our manufacturing up and running in Brazil set the groundwork for a lot...
Various ventilation techniques are used  to raise the air quality in pig barns to a desired level. Many of these techniques use a specific type of fan to facilitate the required air movement. A frequently used fan in pig...
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