Many producers have implemented innovative technologies for improving animal management and efficiency. Some examples include air crates in farrowing, automated heat detection, and robotic power washers.
Innovation at Hog-Tied Farms:
Air lift crates are used in farrowing rooms to minimize piglet crushing.
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An automated heat detection unit is useful for finding any sows that are not bred.Heat Detection-slides" class="download">Heat detection in gestationDownload
Innovation at Schlegelhome Farms:
Innovations at Schlegelhome Farms include a robotic power washer, windows between farrowing rooms and a CO2 box for piglet euthanasia.