5 Practical Ways To Manage Ammonia For Superior Bird Health

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Feb 12, 2019

Regardless of the season, bird health remains of the utmost importance to growers. While some specific concerns will certainly vary depending on region, there are a number of issues that apply to all growers. Bird health and reducing ammonia levels in poultry houses in order to protect the flock are two of these universal areas of focus. Growers understand that even a slight increase in moisture can yield a significant boost in ammonia levels in poultry houses. There are a number of problems that arise when you have excessive water lingering in these facilities. These include:

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Topics: Poultry

Why We're Dedicated To Community and Sustainable Farming

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Jan 24, 2019

 

You might be familiar with the FarmLab Innovations products that are carefully formulated to boost sanitation and cut down on required cleaning time. Cutting edge offerings like Swash™Dust Repel and Swash™ House are quickly becoming an essential part of cleaning routines for poultry and swine producers. While these products are new to the industry, the experts behind them certainly aren’t. At FarmLab Innovations, we take great pride in being a part of the Piedmont Chemical Industries family, which has held a prominent place in our industry for over 80 years. This equates to a significant amount of experience and expertise spanning over four generations! We are thrilled to grow and develop alongside notable brands like Dooley Chemicals, Ethox, and others.

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Topics: Swine & Poultry

Meet FarmLab at the 2019 IPPE Conference

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Jan 15, 2019

If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to the IPPE Conference in Atlanta, happening from February 12th through the 14th. If you’re attending, make sure to stop by and see the FarmLab Innovations booth, located in Hall C, at booth number C-11171. If you need some helping finding us, this map should make it easy for you.

Additionally, make sure to add our COO Kevin Hrebenar’s Tech Talk talk to your itinerary, happening on February 12th from 1:50-2:10p in Hall C 9123. He’ll be diving into the details of FarmLab Innovations, including our range of products, their uses, and how we bring our lab to your farm to offer cutting edge solutions for growers and broilers throughout the Southeast.

While we know there will be plenty to experience IPPE, here are a few things you can expect to learn at the FarmLab Innovations booth ... 

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Topics: Swine & Poultry

Looking Back on an Innovative, Exciting 2018

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Dec 13, 2018

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is drawing to a close. It’s been a productive, enlightening year at FarmLab Innovations, and we extend our thanks and gratitude to all of our clients and partners. At the beginning of this year, we were focused on offering a litter amendment product to make growers’ lives easier. However our mission has always been to bring our lab to your farm, and in one of our conversations with a grower, we realized that dust buildup on fans was a continual problem. “We can fix this,” we said to ourselves. After hours spent refining our products, SWASHDust-RepelTM and SWASHHouseTM were born. SWASHDust-RepelTM is now successfully used to control dust buildup on fans in poultry houses, while SWASHHouseTM has found an important place in farrowing rooms in order to stop the development of organic matter.

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Topics: Swine & Poultry

How to Make Farming Sustainable For the Next Generation

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Nov 27, 2018

As a grower, you’re focused on providing nourishment for others, but you know you’re also providing for your own family, too. It’s a unique and important position that carries a lot of responsibility. Because the land you’re working will get passed down to your kids, and then to their children, sustainable farming practices are of the utmost importance. You want to feel certain that your land is in the best shape possible for your family, as well as for those in your community. Here are some key tips for preserving the land and making farming more sustainable:

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Topics: Swine & Poultry

How to Improve The Cleaning Process in Your Poultry House

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Nov 15, 2018

In order to enjoy proper poultry house and ventilation system sanitation, you need significant manpower. While the task of keeping poultry houses and hatcheries clean will always be a job that requires diligent effort, there are several steps you can take to streamline your process. Here are some tips for making it easier to keep your poultry house, ventilation system, or hatchery clean.

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Topics: Poultry

How to Boost Sanitation and Cleanliness in Hatcheries

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Oct 9, 2018

When you’re caring for chicks, it’s essential to cultivate a specific environment inside your hatchery in order to yield optimal bird health. Not only is temperature important, but sanitation procedures are also essential during this critical time in a chick’s life. Here are some tips for those looking to boost sanitation and cleanliness in hatcheries:

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Topics: Poultry

How to Winterize Poultry Houses for Safe, Comfortable Birds

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Sep 20, 2018

It’s hard to believe that winter is almost here, but the fact that we’re nearing the end of September means it’s time to start prepping for a significant drop in temperatures. You’ll want to get poultry houses ready so that birds can enjoy a safe, comfortable environment no matter the weather.  Here are some tips to make sure that you’re completely ready for when winter weather hits:

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Topics: Poultry

How to Protect Bird Health and Deter Bacteria

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Sep 13, 2018

As integrators continue to put an increased amount of focus on the health of their flocks, conditions inside poultry houses remain of the utmost importance. Unwanted dust that’s allowed to collect in these houses can contribute to dangerous bacteria growth, leading to illness in birds. That’s where SWASHDust-Repel comes in. The innovative product decreases dust buildup and makes it easier to clean poultry houses, and may minimize the development of harmful bacteria.

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Topics: Poultry

HOW TO BE CERTAIN THE SURFACES IN YOUR SWINE HOUSE ARE TRULY CLEAN

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Aug 29, 2018

Are the surfaces in your swine units truly as clean as you might hope? When you look at a surface on your sow farm, you may think you’re staring at the picture of sanitation and cleanliness. But when you test that same surface under a microscope, you might be shocked and concerned by what you find. A surface that appears clean can actually be flooded with micropores. This area then becomes a prime environment for microorganisms and dirt to attach, yielding germs and disease. This can be devastating, particularly when you’re housing piglets with vulnerable immune systems. Here are some tips for ensuring complete swine house cleanliness:

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Topics: Swine

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