I’ve spent this week doing producer meetings along with 2 site visits in Iowa. I got to see lots of tractors pulling anhydrous rigs along I80 in eastern Iowa and even saw some manure being applied. Spring is here (at … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: March 2017
What’s next in facility management?
I’ve been asked to be on a panel at an upcoming meeting of swine nutritionists where I give my thoughts on what’s new and upcoming in swine housing. As I think about this I’ve come up with several items worth … Continue reading
US relative cost of production
At the 2017 South Australia Pig Industry Day, Dr Roger Cambell recently compared the cost of production between several countries producing pork. His goal was to highlight why Australian producers have to be the best in the world at what … Continue reading
Fire and Life Safety Standards for Swine Housing
Ag buildings, including swine production facilities, are generally exempt from the UBC (Uniform Building Code). Along with this exemption comes confusion as to how to rate ag buildings as it relates to various fire codes. Currently each insurance company applies … Continue reading