How will Prop 12 affect sow housing?

California law increases square footage requirements and prohibits gestation stalls. Set to take effect on January 1, 2022, California's Proposition 12 will prohibit the sale...

Let BinCloud® Change the Way You Work: Cloud-based software platform for IIoT

The BinCloud® platform is an integrated cloud foundation for data monitoring of inventory contained in bins, tanks, and silos. It enables on-site and remote...

Swine Barn Upgrades to Address Efficiency, Regulatory Needs

Faced with aging barns and regulatory change, many hog producers will remodel or make upgrades to their facilities this season. While some new barn...

Innovative Solutions for Simpler Barn Water Management

We decided to completely rethink barn water management because we believe there is always a better way. Whether it’s a more effective way to...

Get Precise Water Flow Control with Crystal Spring`s Adaptive-Flow™ Technology

A few years ago, our team started discussing how we could take our feeder nipples to the next level using our innovative solutions that...

Comparing OEM and catalog motors.

Not all motors are created equal.   Know the difference and save money when purchasing replacement feed and fan motors for your farm. Catalog or stock...

Born in Barn? Please Keep Your Doors Shut

Remember your mother asking you if you were "born in a barn"? Because every time you came into the house you left the door...

New nursery, new generation grows family farm

Hoffman/Drake Farms began raising weaned pigs on the home farm in 2000 with the construction of two 2,000-head nurseries.  This year another nursery and...

Ventilation systems need winter check-up to keep pigs healthy

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...

Efficiencies abound with automated sorting scale technology

Increased productivity helps lower labor cost and improve pig performance. By Duane Kleve, general manager, Nedap Livestock Management Operating a finishing facility today with real-time information...
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