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Center Drop Sow Drop

Hog Slat’s newest feed drop hangs straight under the feed pipe to reduce twist. Available in two models; HSSD60C for mounting on Grow-Disk metal pipe or HSS55DC for model 55 PVC pipe.

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The Center Drop is molded from UV stable polypropylene to prevent damage from sunlight and cold temperatures.  An open-top design permits direct installation on feed pipe and a large access plug allows access to inside of the feeder. A plastic clip for record cards completes the exterior features.

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The Center Drop features positive open/close shutoff.

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Large adjustment dial permits single-hand regulation feed settings from one to eight pounds.

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Nylon wheel reduces wear on lifter cord and the weighted ball securely seals bottom opening.

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To order go to http://hogslat.com/hog-slat-center-drop-sow-feeder-8-lb

Hog Slat’s Drop Tube Assembly completes the installation to a metal pipe.  Available in 2″ or 3″ models, the flared top reduces feed spillage and provides a flexible mount to sow drops.

To order go to http://hogslat.com/grower-select-adjustable-drop-tube-assembly-4 

 

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GrowerSELECT…Change the Way You Buy
Broiler houses at a Georgia farm.

Broiler houses at a Georgia farm.

When it comes down to it, the cost of manufacturing a high-quality product is the same for most companies producing equipment for the livestock and poultry markets. Most companies have identified the most efficient methods to build an anchor bearing, motor, fee...

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2015 World Pork Expo Hog Slat Display

2015 World Pork Expo Hog Slat Display Booth

Another successful show is in the books for Hog Slat at the 2015 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. This year, Hog Slat displayed several new items, including our AirStorm fiberglass ventilation fansGrow-Disk™ chain disk feed system and the GrowerSELECT® curtain machine. In addition to these n...

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Stop Pouring Money Down the Pit

With feed costs reaching an all time high, having the right feeder in your swine facility has never been more important.  Historically American growers have enjoyed low feed costs compared to the rest of the world’s producers.  Because of the supply demand created by ethanol and production shortages...

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2012 World Pork Expo…260 lb. burgers, $2,000 bin whackers and ESF.

The 2012 Pork Expo is in the books.  Great weather this year and great food.  Especially the 260 lb pork burger Vinny and crew from Hog Slat cooked up.  This wasn’t just an inedible gimmick either…..the slice I had was very good.

Walking around the trade show, I noticed there were a few companies w...

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The Ultimate Slat Saver

While at Dustin Anderson’s site last week reviewing his sort barn conversion, one thing quickly drew my attention.  When the barn was constructed, the builder installed plastic slat mats which are considered “best practice” in our industry.  Look at the result 6 years later.

All the plastic sla...

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"SowMAX is just like having a bunch of mini feed bins!"

I recently caught up with Mark Daughtry of Prestage Farms in North Carolina to discuss his experience with SowMax farrowing ad lib feeders.  Mark is the Sow Production Manager in North Carolina and oversees about 55,000 sows.  He quickly corrected my terminology regarding the SowMAX.

“First of al...

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How Complicated Does Feeding a Sow Need to Be?

Ever notice how some people or companies try to make a job more difficult than it has to be?

Today I read an article about a show case farm with an  integrated computer system including electronic sow feeding.  There is a picture showing a hand held computer programming in the amount of feed that a...

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Ad Lib Sow Feeder That Saves Feed?

SowMAX ad lib dispenser

Claiming an Ad Lib Sow Feeder can save feed may seem like a contradiction of terms.  How can allowing a sow unlimited access to feed save money on feed?

It’s simple really…sows are individuals with different eating and consumption patterns.  Some days they’re extra hung...

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SowMAX and Weaned Sows
A couple of weeks ago I received a call from Fritz Richards, Hog Slat’s national sales manager. Next time you are in North Carolina we need to run out to TDM #29 and take a look at the way they are utilizing a SowMAX feeder for feeding weaned sows.” It just so happened I was going to be in Nor...
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