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Friday, November 16, 2018
Evaporative media test chamber
Evaporative pads, used on poultry or livestock buildings, require scheduled routine maintenance to remain effective. A recent addition to Hog Slat Inc.’s engineering facility will help provide producers with information focused on increasing the useful...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Upgrade your farm’s fire safety
Minimise the effects of fire losses in livestock and poultry buildings by following these basic guidelines and implementing a fire plan....
Monday, October 29, 2018
VFD offers improved control of variable speed fans
Most power ventilated livestock facilities rely on some method of control input to reduce the amount of air exhausted during colder weather. The farm operator calculates the number of animals and their weight to determine minimum ventilation rates expressed...
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Bait stations improve rodent control
The use of bait stations improves the effectiveness of any rodent control program. ...
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Simple guide for measuring V-Belts
Replacing the belts on fans every year is a smart investment to ensure they are delivering their maximum performance. Worn fan belts can cause as much as 20% loss of cfm output....
Sunday, September 30, 2018
What's all that gunk on my cool cell pads?
Allowing mineral deposits and algae to accumulate on evaporative pads will eventually clog the pad openings causing a restriction of the airflow into the building....
Monday, November 20, 2017
Choose the right heater for poultry brooding
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...
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Understanding bait rotation key to rodent control
Many producers assume that switching to a different brand name of rodenticide provides a different active ingredient. However, that is not always the case. This article gives an understanding of what to look for and why rotating active ingredients is...
It's not a battle; it's a war
Win the war against rats and mice with these three steps for effective use of rodenticides....
Four questions every new grower should ask their builder
Not all turnkey contracts and turnkey builders are the same. Knowing what to ask the potential contractors bidding on your project helps you avoid additional costs when or if problems occur during construction....
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Dim-to-Blue® Lighting for Optimal Broiler Production
While LED lighting can bring broiler poultry growers significant energy savings, AgriShift® Dim-to-Blue® lighting offers more than being an environmentally friendly option....
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
“Click-Clack” Doesn’t Mean Your Medicator is Working
GLOBAL - Many of the chemical products used in poultry and swine production are delivered through the water system. ...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Feed Management Without Climbing a Bin
GLOBAL - The simplest way to check feed volume is to climb up and look inside. Not anyone’s favorite chore, and wet or icy ladders can make this dangerous. At best, it's still an educated guess....
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Ensure Farm Biosecurity with Key Cards
GLOBAL - The introduction of a contagious disease to a farm represents a severe economic impact on a flock. ...
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Pen Vise Is Perfect Tool for Cleaning Brooder Orifices
Having the right tool makes any maintenance chore easier, and Hog Slat’s Pen Vise is the perfect tool for cleaning clogged brooder and heater orifices....
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Georgia FFA Project Supported by Local Industry
When a local FFA chapter asked for industry support, Georgia Poultry's Heath Whiddon jumped at the chance....
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Missouri Cage-Free Egg Production
A group of Missouri farmers is developing production systems needed to meet the growing demand for cage-free eggs....
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Midwest Deep Pit Layer House
When Larry Nightingale constructed a 50′ x 500′ building to produce cage-free eggs on his 700-acre farm in Pulaski, Iowa, USA, utilizing the manure from the 20,000 laying hens was an important consideration....
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Innovative Pullet House Helps Producer Fill Niche
GLOBAL - Stan Shrock fills a unique niche in the poultry industry as an independent pullet producer supplying independent layer customers....
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Clear Advantage for Clear Feed Tray
Hog Slat and Georgia Poultry stores have received their first shipments of a new type of feed tray. Manufactured from post-consumer waste, the Pur-Chick Clear Feeder Tray is different than the paper or plastic trays currently in use....
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
New Feeders Prove Effective Way to Lower Costs
“Our old feeders just weren’t allowing us to compete with some of the newer barns around the area. Our very first flock with new Classic Flood feeders settled at number one,″ explained C.L. England, a poultry grower from Exeter, Missouri, USA. ...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Dedicated Feed Line Boosts Flock Performance
Several years ago we came up with the idea of installing a dedicated feed line in the brood area to add extra feeder space and reduce hand filling, explained Georgia producer, Jacob Williams....
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
WeatherFlow – Wind Meter for Your Smartphone
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...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3-D Printer Shapes Poultry, Livestock Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Georgia Poultry/Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated 3-D models....
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer, distributor and dealer adds their own margin...
 
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