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.
An automated heat detection unit is useful for finding any sows that are not bred.
Innovation at Schlegelhome Farms:
Innovations at Schlegelhome Farms include a robotic power washer, windows between farrowing rooms and a CO2 box for piglet euthanasia.