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Blog posts of '2017' 'November'

Features of a well designed backyard nest box

Providing your flock with proper nesting boxes ensures they have a comfortable, secure place to lay their eggs. Without nests, the hens will seek locations on their own, making egg collection more difficult.

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Allow one nest box per 4 - 5 hens. It is not necessary or even desirable to provide addit...

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Step three, adjusting water pH

Part three of our series on treating swine drinking water.

Jesse McCoy, CWS, Business Unit Specialist, Water Treatment, Neogen Corp.

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Following proper terminal line disinfection and water disinfection, the next step in a creating a beneficial water program is modifying the pH. For any animal to...

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Absolutely the least exciting thing about raising pigs.

Maintenance. We all know it's important but it’s not something anybody gets excited about doing.

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When I started out in the business one of the old hands told me, "You don't even need to see the records to know if a farm is meeting its production targets. If the grass is mowed, the interior is cl...

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