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Bottlenecks>

Hog Producers Face Three Major Bottlenecks

AP has on-farm solutions to help producers address their herd's biggest challenges.
Automated Production>

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.
Indiana 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>

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.
Ideal Environment>

Creating the Ideal Pig Environment

Let AP help ensure you have what it takes to create the ideal pig environment.
Smart Tools>

New Smart Tools are Game Changers for Swine Operations

See how AP's EDGE 2 controller can manage your swine operation's feed and climate systems all from one interface.
Automated Production>

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.
Heat Stress>

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Heat Stress Can Wreak Havoc on a Hog Operation

A state of the art controller and an up-to-date ventilation system, such as those from AP, can keep your pigs cool when temps are on the rise.
Preventing Out-of-Feed Events>

What’s the True Cost of a Swine Operation Out-of-Feed Event?

Keep your pigs from running out of feed with AP's Feed Management system.
Pen Gestation>

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.
Pig Heat Stress>

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.
Load Cells>

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 Station>

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.
Proposition 12>

Navigating Proposition 12 in Your Swine Operation

The experts at AP can help producers find the right equipment to keep sow barns up-to-date in light of recent market adjustments.
EDGE 2>

Leading Edge Controllers Pay Back for Clare and Drew Schilling’s Hog Operation

Learn how this operation is using AP's EDGE 2 controller to improve their productivity and provide peace of mind.
Ventilation>

Is Your Swine Barn Ventilation System Holding You Back

Good ventilation is paramount to creating an ideal environment for livestock.
Ventilation>

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.
RFID Feeding>

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>

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.
Sow Feeding>

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.