Practical tips, industry insights and innovative solutions from our AP experts to help you enhance your swine operation.
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.
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.
Hog Producers Face Three Major Bottlenecks
With so many moving parts on a hog farm, it’s important to keep the entire operation running smoothly, and to proactively address as many concerns as possible, before they become bottlenecks that could slow you down.
New Smart Tools are Game Changers for Swine Operations
It’s important to be looking ahead for the next technologies that could help your operation grow and become more efficient.
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.
Creating the Ideal Pig Environment
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 make the pigs as comfortable as possible for maximum productivity.
What’s the True Cost of a Swine Operation Out-of-Feed Event?
Running out of feed can be a nightmare, leading to extended time to market, animal health issues and greater expense for the operation. Identifying what causes these events - and what you can do to prevent them - can be a game changer.
Producer Testimonial - Leading Edge Controllers Pay Back for Clare and Drew Schilling’s Hog Operation
Clare and Drew Schilling recently added the EDGE 2 controller to their operation and have already seen a host of ways in which AP is using its expertise to make their lives easier and help their operation run more smoothly.
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.
Is Your Swine Barn Ventilation System Holding You Back
Good ventilation is paramount to creating an ideal environment for livestock.
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.
It’s Getting Hot in Here: Heat Stress Can Wreak Havoc on a Hog Operation
Temperature control and hog barn ventilation plays a vital role in creating the ideal environment for hog production.