Kevin Thorne, far right, reinforces the importance of controlling fly populations around hog barns to New Product Tour judges (left to right) Brad Leuwerke, Pat Thome and Gary Anderson
Dan Wagner (second from left) with Fasten Solutions explains the versatility and adaptability of the Krate Klip to the New Product Tour judges panel of Gary Anderson, Pat Thome and Brad Leuwerke. Jerry Karp (second from right) with Fasten Solutions and National Hog Farmer’s Kevin Schulz (far left) listen in.
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Michael Osborne, AAF Flanders vice president of global research & development (far left) explains the intricacies of the Sensor 360 filtration monitoring system to the New Product Tour judges Gary Anderson, Brad Leuwerke and Pat Thome.
National Hog Farmer Staff Writer Kevin Schulz, right, presents a commemorative print to Steve Pittman, sales manager for Bazooka FarmStar, honoring the Full Throttle Outlaw being awarded the Producers' Choice award by World Pork Expo attendees.
World Pork Expo visitors walk through a positive-pressure facility, which they’re seeing in detail using augmented reality tools being pioneered by AP. The tech is just getting started at the company, but it offers interesting options for the future.
Though the electrostatic fence will capture a lot of the odor-carrying dust particulates, the natural barrier of arborvitae and dogwood shrubs will help keep odors on the farm.
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Larry Jacobson spent his career with the University of Minnesota’s ag engineering department working to improve the Minnesota and U.S. livestock industries by implementing new building designs to create a better environment both inside and outside of the barns.
To get full value from its manure, Smithfield Foods looks toward innovation and partnerships to be the ultimate recycler, converting hog manure to fertilizer for crops or to different types of energy.