One year ago, the FarmLab Innovations team launched the SWASH™ product line with the goal of bringing our lab to your farm in order to offer new and innovative solutions to longstanding challenges. In that time, we have committed to revolutionizing the animal agriculture industry through these carefully formulated liquid products that boost sanitation levels in poultry and swine houses.
Are you involved in applications where dust build-up is problematic? Does dust or debris build up on areas of your equipment where airflow is restricted? Or are you simply seeking a product that will repel dust and dirt to improve the cleanliness and appearance of your equipment?
We talk a lot about how SWASHEQUIPMENT™ can be used on tractors, trucks, cars, and combines. But in reality, this revolutionary product can be applied to all kinds of other surfaces after cleaning your vehicles or equipment (in fact, it is even safe to apply on all painted surfaces and glass!) to boost shine and eliminate dust, dirt, and debris build-up.
Whether you work in the poultry or swine industry, chances are that you use an evaporative cooling system to keep your animals comfortable and healthy as temperatures climb during the warmer months.
And as you may know, despite the fact that these cooling systems can be incredibly beneficial to those in the agriculture industry, they can also experience issues like mineral and algae build-up, scaling, and uneven water distribution — which ultimately results in unsanitary equipment and reduced system functionality.
That’s why we designed SWASHCOOL-CELL™.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last year, we got a clear picture of the impact of SWASH™ products across the United States. More than 329 farms are utilizing SWASHDUST-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.
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: