During agitation and pumping, noxious gases are released from the slurry and can rapidly spike at any time and at any location. Failure to keep gas concentrations at safe levels can result in a dangerous situation for everyone.
January has brought consecutive days of below freezing temperatures. These temperatures may result in farms utilizing backup generators to keep ventilation, electricity or water flowing throughout the barns.
Studies have shown that providing an optimal space allowance increases productivity by maximizing feed intake and the average daily gain of animals.
With profitable 2018 on the horizon for hog farmers, will expansion continue?
By Meristem Land & Science