SWASHHOUSE™ vs. SWASHDUST-REPEL™: Which Option Is Right For You?

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Jun 11, 2019

Both SWASHDUST-REPEL and SWASHHOUSE are products designed to make sanitation routines more effective, efficient, and eco-friendly in poultry and swine facilities.

Since both products save both time and water as you wash fans, nest boxes, breeder ramps, farrowing rooms, nurseries and related equipment, the two can be mistaken to serve the same purpose — however, each individual product offers distinct benefits depending on your needs and goals.

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Topics: Swine & Poultry

Make Light Trap Sanitation Easy and Ensure Optimal Bird Health

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on May 29, 2019

To manage poultry’s energy levels, regulate hormones, and improve immune function, integrators should closely control the number of hours of light that their animals receive each day. When they’re less than 20 weeks old, birds need between eight and 10 hours of light daily, and after 20 weeks they can receive roughly 15 hours of light each day.

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Topics: Poultry

How to Protect and Maintain Your Evaporative Cooling System

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on May 15, 2019

As summer approaches and temperatures skyrocket, producers become increasingly dependent on evaporative cooling systems to preserve the health and comfort of their animals. While cool cell systems are extremely beneficial, they also require a significant amount of maintenance in order to remain sanitary and function properly.

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Topics: Swine & Poultry

Committing to Biosecurity to Boost Sustainability

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Apr 24, 2019

Committing to biosecurity is essential for producers who are committed to protecting animal health and preserving resources for the next generation. Without a focus on proper biosecurity, animals are at greater risk for infection and disease. These issues pose a serious threat to animals’ longevity, and can impede a grower’s ability to successfully pass down his or her assets to future generations.

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Topics: Swine & Poultry

Boosting Wean Weights at the End of the Farrowing Period

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Apr 10, 2019

A number of factors play a crucial role in the delicate first days of a piglet’s life. Proper farrowing room conditions are critical, as piglets emerge with highly fragile immune systems and struggle with body temperature regulation. This makes them susceptible to illness. Pig scours are another common issue, and can quickly spread bacteria (such as E. coli and Clostridium perfringens Type C), while posing a serious threat to a piglet’s well-being.

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Topics: Swine & Poultry

The Powerful Value of SWASH Products Around the World

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Mar 27, 2019

Last year, we got a clear picture of the impact of SWASH™ products across the United States. More than 329 farms are utilizing SWASH™ Dust Repel for a total of 4,789 hours saved when it comes to cleaning-related tasks. Additionally, 1.7 million gallons of water have been preserved on pig and poultry farms. We’re proud of these statistics, and can’t wait to see how they continue to grow throughout 2019. Additionally, we’re excited to learn that SWASH™ products have had a positive global impact, most notably in Australia.

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Topics: Swine & Poultry

Boost Shine & Easily Eliminate Dirt with Swash Equipment

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Mar 19, 2019

Last summer, we began fielding requests from SWASHDust-RepelTM users who were looking for an additional product to utilize on their equipment. Though they loved SWASHDust-RepelTM they needed something slightly different that would focus on preserving their machinery’s exterior and prevent streaking on windows, giving equipment that coveted, freshly washed appearance. We got to work tweaking the base formula and came up with a product. As we handed out sample pails, we were anxious to see how growers would use it to protect and enhance the lifespan of their equipment. We found that the new product, which we called SWASHEquipmentTM, is perfect for use on:

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Topics: Equipment

Focus on farrowing room sanitation for improved livability

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Feb 26, 2019

A focus on farrowing room sanitation is a critical part of improved livability. There are a number of factors that make maintaining ideal sanitation difficult in this type of space, including the sheer amount of use these rooms get, rodents that infiltrate, plus tight deadlines for turning over the rooms in between litters. However, failure to maintain ideal sanitation in farrowing rooms can yield significant bio-security-related issues. As we’ve discussed before, determining how clean the surfaces in your swine house truly can prove challenging. As a result, without careful attention to the space, disease can thrive. Common diseases that impact farrowing rooms include:

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Topics: Swine

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

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