Facilities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Researchers test PEDV ‘trailer’ life http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life <div class="field-byline"> By Derald Holtkamp, Iowa State University associate professor of veterinary medicine; and Paul Thomas, Josh Ellingson, Alex Ramirez, Locke Karriker and Jianqiang Zhang, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa State University researchers have investigated time and temperature combinations sufficient to inactivate porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in swine feces on metal surfaces similar to what is found in livestock trailers after fecal and other organic matter has been removed by scraping and sweeping. Combinations of time and temperature evaluated represent possible options for trailer decontamination when washing and disinfecting are not possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life#comments Animal Well-Being PEDV Facilities Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:24:00 +0000 54721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hord Livestock takes biosecurity seriously http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously <div class="node-body article-body">Time is money, and time spent in the name of biosecurity is worth every penny. For Hord Livestock, biosecurity is serious business. The hog and cattle operation near Bucyrus, Ohio, beefed up its biosecurity 10 years ago when porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome hit, and that extra effort is paying off today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:37:00 +0000 54711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Submitted Novel livestock housing webcast March 6 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A March 6 webcast by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center will provide examples and perspectives from the swine, dairy and layer industry on how and why producers have implemented changes to their housing practices, and some of the lessons learned along the way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:37:00 +0000 54491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Take steps to stop fires before they start http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/take-steps-stop-fires-they-start <div class="node-body article-body">As too many livestock producers have recently discovered, fire can be damaging in the short-term of loss of buildings and livestock, but also in the long-term disruption of production. There are steps producers can take to prevent devastation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/take-steps-stop-fires-they-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/take-steps-stop-fires-they-start#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:30:00 +0000 54171 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Concrete sow facility stands solid against risks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/concrete-sow-facility-stands-solid-against-risks <div class="node-body article-body">The Gourley Brothers from Webster City, Iowa, learned firsthand how devastating a fire can be to a hog operation. When it came time for the brothers to build a sow production facility, they wanted a structure to stand up to whatever would come its way. So they decided to go with an all concrete building.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/concrete-sow-facility-stands-solid-against-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/concrete-sow-facility-stands-solid-against-risks#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:25:00 +0000 54161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Submitted Cargill ahead of schedule on sow group housing conversion http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/cargill-ahead-schedule-sow-group-housing-conversion <div class="field-byline"> Source: Cargill Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cargill Pork's conversion to group sow housing has been completed 11 months ahead of the schedule the company set for itself last June. The company had set a target to have all company-owned farms converted to group sow housing by the last day of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/cargill-ahead-schedule-sow-group-housing-conversion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/cargill-ahead-schedule-sow-group-housing-conversion#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:51:00 +0000 54071 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Water conservation adds up in swine operations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations <div class="field-byline"> Source: Daniel Andersen, The Manure Scoop blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Water conservation in a swine operation is good for the environment, as well as for the swine operation's bottom line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/water-conservation-adds-swine-operations#comments Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Nutrition Manure Management Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:14:00 +0000 53701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Standards of filter testing for PRRS virus http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/standards-filter-testing-prrs-virus <div class="field-byline"> Research by Montserrat Torremorell, Carmen Alonso, Bernard Olson, Darrick Zarling, Thomas Khuen, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Air filtration is a newly adopted biosecurity methodology in swine farms. Although air filtration has been shown to decrease the number of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus breaks in sow farms, questions still remain to when to change filters. However, it is not clear what methodology producers should follow to evaluate filter efficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/standards-filter-testing-prrs-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/standards-filter-testing-prrs-virus#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:21:00 +0000 53521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Truck Wash Biosecurity Critical http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/truck-wash-biosecurity-critical <div class="field-byline"> By Joseph Connor, DVM, Aaron Lower, DVM, and Jim Lowe, DVM, MS, Carthage Veterinary Services, Carthage, IL </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An estimated one million pigs are transported daily from one location to another in the United States. This includes genetic stock, weaners, feeders, harvest pigs and cull sows. With pig movement common at all phases of production, transportation biosecurity is a critical control point for bioexclusion and biocontainment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/truck-wash-biosecurity-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/truck-wash-biosecurity-critical#comments Business Facilities Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:15:00 +0000 52881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Dean Houghton South Dakota State to Break Ground on Swine Education and Research Facility http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/south-dakota-state-break-ground-swine-education-and-research-facility <div class="field-byline"> Source: South Dakota State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Dakota State University is scheduled to break ground on a new, state-of-the-art Swine Education and Research Facility at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/south-dakota-state-break-ground-swine-education-and-research-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/south-dakota-state-break-ground-swine-education-and-research-facility#comments Food Animal Report Facilities Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:35:00 +0000 51271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com