– With the return of warm weather, proper temperature control and ventilation are essential in swine barns to help protect animals from heat stress that can compromise their health and performance. Heat stress directly impacts pigs’ daily weight gain, feed...
I was contacted a while ago by someone from the NCFAD, which if you are like me, you can be forgiven for not having a hot clue what that is. So I asked, and was told that The National...
Taking the time now to clean and adjust your cool cell system will save time later and improve the system's performance during the season. 1) Remove the top pad retainers. 2) Remove the pads and prop them against the building. Using...
 What do you do in the event a controller stops working? Listen in to hear Mark Oberreuter's tips to avoid ventilation failures in your swine barn. Learn ventilation tips and so much more on the AP blog at https://bit.ly/3rgf5jQ
Introduction Economies of scale and the greater need for efficiency have resulted in the vast majority of pigs being raised indoors. These artificial environments have a great impact on production performance and the health status of both the pig and...
The Double L Group Ultimate Nursery Flooring is unique product developed and manufactured in Iowa for swine producers. Courtney and Elizabeth from Double L talk about some of the features their green flooring has to offer with Nick &...
What does it take to create the perfect environment for pigs? The primary goal is to create a space that is comfortable and well-ventilated. Whatever the temperature is outside, it is important to know what equipment it takes to...
This publication focuses on important aspects of evaluating and troubleshooting farm animal housing environment and ventilation system performance. Hand-held instruments are used to document conditions and performance of environment in animal facilities Good air quality leads to healthy animals and...
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Introduction The transition in the swine industry to confinement production, where extensive mechanical systems are used automate many routine processes, has created new management needs and challenges. These mechanical systems wear and are prone to failures; therefore, they must be...
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