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.
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.
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.
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.
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.