Every hog farmer struggles with handling manure responsibly. Smithfield Foods sees manure management as an opportunity to be the ultimate nutrient recycler.
Ventilation training trailer demonstration
Aherne Prize winners
Impermeable cover on a manure storage that allows collection of biogas, keeps rainwater out of the manure and helps minimize odor and ammonia loss, but is it cost feasible?
flooded farm
Since Hurricane Floyd in 1999, the North Carolina pork industry has worked hard to protect farms from storms like Hurricane Florence.
The worst thing that can happen is a hog farm taking a hit on a disease outbreak such as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus at a time when it is mild enough that it has no market impact Steve Meyer says In 2014 the market impact outweighed the cost of the disease outbreak From a market strategy standpoint it will be advantageous to take all measures to avoid a disease outbreak on the farm this winterReevaluating the farmrsquos biosecurity plan should be a normal routine A complete assessment o
Hog Slat
On ongoing year-round process, manure management has been a key focal point in preparation of the storm.
Finishing pigs at the feeder