Livestock Housing Articles

  • Managing livestock diets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - Case study

    Scientists in South East Asia have been measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from goats and cattle in a series of research projects investigating the effects of different feeding regimes. In each case, the eructed, or belched, emissions from each animal were ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • MagFans are whisper quiet - Bettapork, Australia - Case Study

    MagFans are whisper quiet and consume far less power than any other similar size fans on our farm. Bettapork in Queensland, Australia, is a 2000 sow full line production with three individual sites for sows, weaners and finishers. Laurie Brosnan is one of the owners of Bettapork and in charge of the production, and Laurie is constantly working to optimize his production, save energy, and increase ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Animal welfare is the farmer`s profit - Hans Liniger, Switzerland - Case Study

    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

  • Mr. Destrijker from Canada has a constant circulation of temperate air throughout the house - Emmanuel Destrijker, Canada - Case story

    Emmanuel Destrijker from Plessisville, Quebec in Canada, is confident that he made the right choice when buying a DACS ventilation system for his second house for layers. It can be challenging to ventilate properly in a house with cages, but the DACS system has now been in operation for five years and it surely has passed the test The choice was easy After quite some years in ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Sunnyside poultry diversify into pet cremation - Case Study

    Sunnyside Poultry is an established poultry farm who wanted to expand and diversify their business. After meeting Addfield at the pig and poultry show, the Hornsby’s decided that pet cremation was unquestionably the next step forward for their company. Fitting into the plan Mr and Mrs Hornsby plan to expand the business with another cremation unit when they reach ...

  • Lambing season - Case Study

    Addfield understands that lambing is the main harvest for the hill farmer, usually generating two-thirds of annual income, so we make sure our machines are a worthy investment by assuring farmer’s that they are receiving the highest quality incineration machinery. Clients overview As a farmer, deciding when the lambing season will entirely depend on your knowledge of ...

  • Novel p–n junction UiO-66/BiOI photocatalysts with efficient visible-light-induced photocatalytic activity

    Novel visible-light-induced UiO-66/BiOI photocatalysts with a p–n junction structure have been prepared for the first time through a facile hydrothermal method. The prepared photocatalysts were characterized using the powder X-ray diffraction, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, UV–visible diffuse reflectance spectra, and N2 adsorption–desorption ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bed material load estimation in channels using machine learning and meta-heuristic methods

    This study is trying to develop an alternative approach to the issues of sediment transport simulation. A machine learning method, named least square support vector regression (LSSVR) and a meta-heuristic approach, called particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm are used to estimate bed material load transport rate. PSO algorithm is utilized to calibrate the parameters involved in the model ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Animal welfare is the farmer`s profit - Case Study

    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. Healthy pigs thrive –It is essential that the pigs feel well. If they do, the pigs will keep ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Revitalizing a hog waste lagoon

    A North Carolina hog grower with a brood barn of 200 full grown sows contacted Reliant Water Technologies to see if we could assist him with one of his waste lagoons. All of his lagoons were identical, measuring only .05 acres in size, and designed to be 8 feet deep. When we arrived at the farm all of the lagoons looked like the one in Figure 1. ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Preventing Rural Crimes: Tractor Security & Theft Prevention

    It’s not our favourite topic for this time of year but rural crime is at the forefront of our mind during the winter months. Statistically December has more reported crimes for theft compared to any other month within the year. Here are some important suggestions for owners of farm machinery to make sure that you keep your equipment and machinery safe over the Christmas ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • 3 Tips on How to Keep Dairy Barns Bird-Free

    Controlling birds around farm buildings can take time out of your already strict daily routines. Nuisance birds like pigeons, starlings and barn swallows don’t care about anyone’s schedule but their own. Unfortunately, sharing the barn with pest birds isn’t sanitary and the costs and dangers of birds in dairy and livestock operations can add up quickly! See how to keep ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Managing Livestock Medicine

    In an ideal world, our cattle would never get sick. But this is the real world, and you need to be prepared. Not only should you have the right medical supplies for your livestock on hand, but also be aware of how to store and handle your livestock medicine. Storage Facilities Ideally, maintaining a facility that stores your medicine will keep you organized. Of course, you ...


    By Lakeland Group

  • Low feed consumption - excellent growth - Ann Andersen, Denmark - Case Study

    The climate in my houses is always comfortable, and the temperature is uniform all over the house. Ann Andersen from Denmark has been a poultry producer since 1997. She has DACS ventilation in her three houses - all built in 2010. Her chickens are healthy and grow well. Right from the start I have worked hard to optimize my production as I can only make a living from producing ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Florida Dairy Succeeds With AD System

    North Florida dairy with 6,100 mature cows and 5,500 replacements installed anaerobic digestion system that is yielding multiple benefits. Dairy farming in Florida has financial and logistical challenges, including hot, humid summers; high electrical costs; access to fresh water; odor; greenhouse emissions and sandy soil issues. Alliance Dairies in Trenton, Florida has found sustainable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Senate Passes GMO Bill Creating A National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard With Federal Preemption And Exclusion Information

    On July 7, 2016, the Senate passed a bill, An Act to Reauthorize and Amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for Other Purposes (S. 764), through agreement to the House's amendment to S. 764, with further amendment. While the bill is being referred to as a genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling bill, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • StealthNet and OvoControl: A one-two Punch

    A large steel farm building that houses a university’s agricultural animals had a serious problem. Though there is a roof, two of the sides are wide open, and the roof’s open beam structure provided thousands of feet of perching surfaces for pigeons. StealthNet to the Rescue Bird ...


    By Bird Barrier

  • NEC Directive Status Report 2014

    Reporting by Member States under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants This report describes the most recent emission inventory information provided by the Member States of the European Union (EU) at the end of 2014, under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the ...

  • Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife

    Can the right breed help keep both domestic animals and native carnivores alive? This story was co-published with High Country News, a nonprofit media organization that covers the important issues and stories that define the American West. On a bright fall morning in central Washington, a flock of ...


    By Ensia

  • Producer of pet and livestock vitamins and minerals relies on rotary batch mixers

    ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of vitamin and trace mineral pre-mixes, ingredients and food additives used in manufacturing pet food products. In addition, about 10 per cent of the company's output is mixes for bovine and swine feed. "We run about 1100 pre-mixes from 400 different powdered ingredients largely for pet food producers," notes Alliance ...

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