Technology from Emergent Solar Energy, based in the Purdue Research Park, is helping to reduce energy costs on a northern Indiana hog farm. (Image provided)
The interior of a hog finishing barn
Hog caregivers develop observational skills from seeing pigs every day, but technology may offer another “set of eyes” on the animals.
piglets drinking from nipple waterer
hogs at feeder
Fans on end of hog barn
Florence Flyover Troxler
The fire consumed almost three acres of buildings on Borgic's southwestern Illinois 6,000 breed-to-wean operation.
Swine production in Vietnam
Observation of heater run time, routine maintenance and verifying controlling settings can pay big dividends when trying to reduce fuel consumption in your hog barns.