SWINE MANURE MANAGEMENT PLANNING: HOW TO MAINTAIN NUTRIENT VALUE AND MAINTAIN SAFE LAGOON LEVELS

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Oct 8, 2019

Swine manure management planning is serious business. Swine farmers have to consider a variety of factors ranging from how much water they use when cleaning their swine houses, to the weather itself.  The weather is a particular nuisance since there is little we can do to control the amount of rain an area receives.

But for farmers using either manure management system – deep pit or lagoons – managing the amount of water used during cleaning will have a big impact on successful manure management by limiting the amount of excess water that enters the lagoons or pits.  Farmers that use SWASHHOUSE, however, know that they are able to utilize less water during cleaning time.

Being able to use so much less water during cleaning time is a huge benefit to those in swine production.  Lagoon users end up with less water that has to be removed from the lagoon in a hurry due to large rain events because they’ve used significantly less water on the front end when cleaning farrowing crates, side walls, nurseries and finishers.  For deep pit users, reducing water used during cleaning keeps them from diluting out the nutrient value in the deep pit system on their farms... And this means more value to them when that manure is land applied.

Beyond reducing water usage during the cleaning process, SWASHHOUSE has also been shown to improve cleanliness and reduce required cleaning time.

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What are the other benefits of using SWASHHOUSE on swine farms?

As a trusted cleaning tool, SWASHHOUSE also ensures a clean, hygienic environment for pigs, especially given that fecal matter leftover after the cleaning process can cause cross-contamination between groups. 

A farrowing room that meets proper cleanliness standards provides a better environment for piglets. Creating a routine that standardizes this cleaning procedure is essential so that all crates and rooms are as hygienic and ready for farrowing as possible. 

Where can I find more information about SWASHHOUSE?

If you are looking for a product that will help you keep your swine farm clean while using significantly less water to do so, SWASHHOUSE is the answer. If you’d like to learn more, please contact Jones-Hamilton Co. here. A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Topics: SWASHHOUSE™, SWASH for Swine™

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