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.
One year ago, the SWASH™ product line was launched 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 cleanliness levels in poultry and swine houses.
Since both products save 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.
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.
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.
As a grower, you’re focused on providing nourishment for others, while also providing for your own family. It’s a unique and important position that carries a lot of responsibility. You want to do right by your family and your land, making environmentally responsible farming practices 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 being a good steward:
In order to enjoy proper poultry house and ventilation system cleanliness, you need significant manpower. While the task of keeping poultry houses 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 and all its systems, clean.