Close
0
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Search
Filters
RSS

Blog

Solid sidewall finishers growing trend in new construction

Barn_con1540x800

For the last 20-plus years, the industry standard for finishing houses has been some variation of a total slat, double-curtain building design. This style of construction utilized lower cost curtain construction on the sidewalls.   As the design migrated north, some of the earliest adaptions to th...

Comments (0)
Your next livestock medicator should be electric

waterjar-650blog

It is a standard production practice to use water driven medicators to administer medications, vaccines, and supplements to livestock and poultry.  With good water quality and routine maintenance, virtually all brands of water driven medicators do an excellent job of accurately delivering the corr...

Comments (0)
Medicator aids show pig production

show-pigs_3-blur

Adding a water-based medicator adds flexibility to your management options.   It's easier and quicker to switch medications and supplements in the water compared to using feed additives. Also, sick animals will drink water even if they aren't eating well.  

DM11F_hoses_web

Most show pig producers with more tha...

Comments (0)
Bait stations improve rodent control

Baitstation_mouse1540x800

The use of bait stations improves the effectiveness of any rodent control program. Stations protect baits from rain and dirt, helping the rodenticides stay fresh and potent longer while providing security against access from children and pets. Bait stations also provide an environment where rats a...

Comments (0)
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.

4-Hole-Nest-Illustration-600x600

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

Comments (0)
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.

  Aquabowl-pigs-drinking1540x800

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...

Comments (0)
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.

BarnRX1540x800

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...

Comments (0)
Modulating brooders are costing you money

  HILO-Brooders-1540x800

Zone heating is an accepted management practice to provide supplemental heat in wean/finish buildings.   Many production systems utilize 17,000 Btu radiant gas brooders with modulating controls panels regulating the amount of heat emitted by the brooders.   

While the modulating controllers are...

Comments (0)
Understanding bait rotation key to rodent control

Mouse-Effective-Rotation-1540x800

Many producers assume that switching to a different brand name of rodenticide provides a different active ingredient. However, that is not always the case. This article gives an understanding of what to look for and why rotating active ingredients is an important step to your biosecurity rodentici...

Comments (0)
Winter Ventilation for Homestead Livestock Buildings

Most small-scale producers utilize natural ventilation during warm weather. As the weather cools, regulating the environment inside livestock and poultry buildings becomes more difficult with manually operated vent doors. Adding small ventilation fan(s) simplifies the task of maintaining a healthy e...

Comments (0)