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 we receive.
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. Farms that use SWASHHOUSE™, however, know that because of the revolutionary product, they are able to utilize 30 percent less water during cleaning time.
Being able to use so much less water during cleaning time is a huge benefit to those in pig production. For lagoon users — they do not have to race against the clock to pump out huge amounts of water if an unexpected rainstorm rolls through, if they’ve used significantly less water when cleaning farrowing crates, side walls, nurseries and finishers. For deep pit users – reducing water used during cleaning helps them maintain the appropriate or higher nutrient value in the deep pit system on their farms much more easily. And this means more value to them.
Beyond reducing water usage during the cleaning process, SWASHHOUSE™ has also been shown to improve sanitation and reduce required cleaning time by as much as 50 percent.
What are the other benefits of using SWASHHOUSE™ on swine farms?
As a trusted sanitation tool, SWASHHOUSE™ also ensures a cleaner, safer environment for pigs — especially given that fecal matter leftover after the cleaning process can pose a serious health risk to piglets.
A farrowing room that meets proper sanitation standards more effectively allows piglets to achieve ideal wean weights and remain healthy throughout the grow-out. Creating a routine that standardizes this sanitation procedure is essential.
In fact, we’ve found that SWASHHOUSE™’s ability to ensure a cleaner farrowing room positively contributes to higher wean weights and healthy development in piglets.
A new study conducted on a 5,000 sow unit over the course of six months showed that rooms treated with SWASHHOUSE™ were noticeably cleaner, yielding little to no scours. Additionally, there was a 4 percent increase in the average wean weights of the pigs in the treated rooms, versus the control rooms. You can learn more about this study here.
Where can I find more information about
If you are looking for a product that will help you keep your swine farm cleaner while using significantly less water to do so, SWASHHOUSE™ is the answer. If you’d like to learn more, please contact FarmLab Innovations here. A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.