Livestock Housing Articles

  • Choosing the right feeder for a small group of pigs

    Choosing the right feeding equipment is just as important as providing proper housing for any group of finishing pigs. Over the years, advancements in improving feeding efficiency and waste reduction has led to countless feeder options available to producers. Gone are the days where pigs ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • Housing options for a small group of pigs: a beginner’s guide

    If you’re thinking about raising some pigs of your own, take into consideration one of the most important aspects in raising the animals: their housing. How will you plan on housing your pigs? Several options exist other than the traditional “hog barn” which is most efficiently used with large groups of animals. If you are looking at raising just a few animals, consider these ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • National Animal Disease Center - 4.7 MW CHP System - Case Study

    Quick Facts LOCATION: Ames, Iowa FACILITY SIZE: Over One Million Square Feet CHP GENERATING CAPACITY: 4.7 Megawatts PRIME MOVERS: 1.2 MW Solar Saturn 20™ Combustion Turbine (CT-1), 3.5 MW Solar Centaur 40™ Combustion Turbine (CT-2) HEAT RECOVERY RATE: CT-1: 8,300 lb/hr Steam Unfired; 29,000 lb/hr Steam with Duct Firing CT-2: 23,500 lbs/hr ...

  • Carthage System Upgrades Feeding Technology to Gestal

    High Power Pork LLC., a 6000-head Carthage System sow farm, has recently undergone conversion from a conventional European-style electronic sow feeding system to the Gestal 3G free-access feeding system and is therefore announcing a group-housing retrofit with Jyga Technologies, manufacturer of Gestal. Since its establishment in 2010, the farm has used pen housing. The original open pen system ...


    By Jyga Technologies

  • 4 Common Livestock Stressors (and Solutions!)

    Stress occurs when animals are in situations that release their emergency signals for survival, which can be either physiological, behavioral, or physical elements – these situations are called stressors. Although stressed animals may be able to tolerate these for a short period, long-term or multiple stressors can be detrimental. Studies have shown that the effects of long-term ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • Application Site of the 630 Watt CMH Grow Light

    The 630 watt cmh grow light is a new lighting source which combines the advantages of ceramic tube technology of quartz metal halide lamp and sodium lamp. The 630 watt cmh grow light has excellent color rendering to make the color of goods more realistic; anti-ultraviolet function can make your goods more outstanding; ...

  • Bumper Pull Trailers vs Gooseneck Trailers: Which is Right for You?

    Ah, the age-old question, bumper pull trailer and gooseneck trailer? Each choice has its advantages, however, the differences between a gooseneck and a bumper pull hitch can sometimes be difficult to spot. Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here to help. We’ll cover the difference between a gooseneck hitch and a bumper pull hitch, along with the advantages and disadvantages of ...


    By Cimarron Trailers Inc.

  • Multimedia Projector Advantages And Disadvantages

    The projector of the laser source can be said to be the most concerned projection source in recent years. Over the past two years, the laser source has gradually moved from the professional field to the field of daily life. It has great potential in business, education, engineering, household, and other fields. Next, I will introduce multimedia projector advantages and disadvantages .   ...

  • Disposing of your fallen stock during lambing season

    In the UK, lambing season can start anytime from as early as November, all the way to June. Ensuring that this time period runs smoothly is vital as lambing season accounts for a large percentage of turnover. The location, size of herd and many other factors will determine when farmers decide to start preparing for lambing season. During this time, sheep farmers are preparing to care for up to 15 ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Agricultural Manure Drying Machine for Cows

    Manure drying machines are utilized in agricultural settings to remove moisture from wet manure. The drying process breaks down manure, kills bacteria and creates pathogen-free bedding. The drying process also cuts down on storing and disposing of bulk manure and the costs associated with both activities. Dried Manure Solids (DMS) can be used as bedding for the dairy industry. A lactating dairy ...

  • Grow Light Electronic Ballasts

    Grow Light Electronic Ballastssales@azgrowlight.com  +86-021-62609268 AZ electronic ballasts can work with a wide range of high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps and metal halide (MH) lamps to provide plants with supplemental light for better and faster growth, automatically converting between HPS lamps and MH lamps by micro-chip programming, with stable voltage output ensuring flicker free light. ...

  • Project Cal Poly University Research Centre - Cases Study

    About the Poultry Center The Cal Poly Poultry Center has housing facilities for 7,000 broilers and 7,000 replacement pullets. In addition, the Poultry Center has two egg production facilities—a two-story turbo house and a stack-deck house. Both houses are exact replicas of the facilities currently used by the commercial egg production industry. The Poultry Center also contains ...


    By B.H. Ruby Electric Ltd.,

  • Dairy Farms need IPEX too Case Study

    T he Pelletier dairy operation near La Pocatière, Québec needed a wiring and panel upgrade that would be sturdy enough to manage the demands of an 80-cow dairy herd and the insurance inspectors. Dairy barns are unique environments, aside from the cows, the barns need secure wiring for the ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • A Brief Analysis about the Straw Crusher

    The serious pollution of the air during the harvesttime let people realize the importance of rational utilization of straw. The straw crusher can crush the corn stalk, peanut shells and bean stalk etc, which are agricultural waste. By doing this can avoid the waste of the crop straw but also protect the environment and effectively develop the renewable energy. 1. The Working Principle of straw ...

  • NATURA Filia rearing aviary: French poultry keepers transform enriched colony system into school - Case Study

    60,000 pullets learn for life Christelle and Bruno Le Parc from Priziac (department 56), about 100 km east of Brest in Brittany, have transformed one of their poultry houses: where they once kept their layers in enriched colony systems, pullets now learn how to fly and jump in the Big Dutchman rearing aviary NATURA Filia. The couple’s decision to change their management system was ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Modern egg production with enriched colony systems - Case Study

    Rubén Martínez García, innovative egg producer from the Spanish municipality of San Lorenzo de la Parilla, owns two poultry farms 150 kilometres south west of Madrid. On one of these farm, Martínez García keeps 300,000 laying hens in enriched colony systems. The housing equipment: the Eurovent 2240-EU, a new generation of enriched colony systems developed by the ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • 200,000 laying hens join the European Union - Case Study

    After the dissolution of former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s only few West Balkan countries have not yet become a member of the European Union (EU). These countries still allow keeping laying hens in cages. However, the tendency is to gain EU admittance in the long run. Good examples are the Republic of Serbia, which has already been granted the status of an official candidate for EU membership, ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Kipster – probably the world’s most animal-friendly and environmentally sound layer house - Case Study

    A poultry house for 27,000 layers as the world has never seen one before was recently erected near Venlo in the Netherlands. The building barely looks like a poultry house and is an eye-catcher in both rural environments and urban regions.  The focus of the project is entirely on the laying hen. With this focus in mind, four entrepreneurs and the owners of the barn, Styn ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • How to Keep Livestock Cool in Hot Weather

    During the summer months when high temperatures and humidity combine, keeping your livestock cool and comfortable is an absolute necessity. How to keep animals cool in hot weather should be a priority. Otherwise, many can succumb to heat related stress, exhaustion, stroke—and unfortunately, death. Enclosed spaces without proper ventilation will result in serious problems for you, your ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • Testimonial Hans Liniger, Switzerland: Animal welfare is the farmer`s profit

    Hans Liniger from Bernischen Lanzenhäusern in Switzerland has been a farm construction consultant for pig farmers for 35 years. Experience tells him even the smallest mistake in the planning process can have a significant negative impact on the welfare of the pigs. Hans Liniger from Bernischen Lanzenhäusern in Switzerland has been a farm construction consultant for pig farmers for 35 ...


    By DACS A/S

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