Practical tips, industry insights and innovative solutions from our AP experts to help you enhance your swine operation.
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 construction is likely, the focus will be on improvements to existing structures.
New Indiana Swine Operation Promotes Efficiency and Pig Health
The operation was designed and installed by a local AP dealer, QC Supply, Inc., and equipped with the latest technologies based on criteria from Wilson’s integrator, JBS Foods.
Maintenance Steps to Prepare Swine Barn Equipment for Cold Weather
As fall approaches, now is a good time for swine producers to begin basic maintenance of their barn equipment so it will be ready for the arrival of cooler temperatures and the winter season.
Getting Your Barns Ready for Winter
What can you do to make sure your barns are running at their highest level of efficiency this winter? Here are SIX things you should look over to make sure your barns are winter ready.
Feeding Your Sows in Pen Gestation
Feeding gestation sows in group housing can be managed easily and efficiently with an electronic feeding system, such as AP’s Gestation Sow Feeder.
Silent Enemies in Hog Barns: Heat Stress
Heat stress can be detrimental to your pig’s health and efficiency; Brett Ramirez explains how to keep your pigs cool with AP.
AP Load Cells Help Iowa Swine Feed Mill Maximize Production Efficiency
Swine producers depend on efficient and reliable delivery of feed. Helping to ensure that is the latest load cell technology that automates the monitoring of bulk feed tanks.
Weather Stations Help Swine Producers Improve Ventilation and Energy Efficiency
Achieving the optimal climate in swine barns requires precise control and distribution of air flow. Adding a weather station to the environmental control system can enhance pig health and productivity, while also enabling swine producers to reduce energy costs.
Is Your Swine Barn Ventilation System Holding You Back
Good ventilation is paramount to creating an ideal environment for livestock.
Creating a Ventilation System Check Up for Your Operation
Whether your barn is brand new or has been around for some time, keeping your ventilation system in good working order can make all the difference for your operation.
Understanding RFID and Its Role in Feeding Sows
Using an RFID tag, the feeder can recognize which sow is in the feeder and can provide for her specific nutritional requirements.
Weather Station Helps Iowa Pork Producer Enhance Ventilation and Reduce Energy Costs
In a typical barn, ventilation controllers operate based on temperature. As interior temperature rises, fans and ceiling inlets are activated. A weather station automatically switches between power and natural ventilation stages, depending not only temperature but also outside weather conditions.
Feeding Options for Pen Gestating Sows
Housing and feeding sows have gone “full circle” in the past 50 to 60 years. Half a century ago, most sows were fed in a pen with multiple sows in each pen. The pork industry soon learned that housing in individual pens provided benefits for the sow.