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The Ground Up Process of Building a New ESF Barn [Infographic]

10.15.2018

 

When it comes time to build a new barn including an ESF system, the process can seem overwhelming. If a new barn is in your future, or even if you hope that it is in your futureit is worth checking out this infographic and article explaining what you can expect from the process.  

 

The Advantages of Using PanelTIM in a Hog Barn [Video]

10.04.2018

In the hog industry, cleanliness is next to godliness. But keeping things clean in the barn can be a chore when you are working with substandard materials. That's one of the reasons we are so passionate about using high quality penning and gating materials like PanelTIM. With a product like PanelTIM you can feel good about your investment, knowing that your barn environment will be easier to clean, and your pigs won't be able to destroy the product. Listen as Marc explains the reasons PanelTIM penning and gating is especially helpful in hog barns. 

6 Factors to Consider in Your Farrowing Room

08.31.2018

Farrowing is one of the most precarious areas on a farm. Everything leads up to and flows from this one activity. So it only makes sense that farrowing rooms should get attention too! We have gathered a list of six important factors to consider in your farrowing room. 

What Do Producers Really Think of PanelTIM?

05.01.2018

PanelTIM's polypropylene panels have taken off in the North American hog industry with their combination of lightweight materials, durability, cleanliness, and quality design. On a molecular level they are stronger and cleaner than PVC, not to mention they hold up to years of abuse, something hogs are notoriously good at providing.

Those of us in the hog building industry get really excited about products like this, but we want to give you a producers perspective on the product. We interviewed three producers from different states to see how their PanelTIM penning and gating has held up to the test of time...and pigs.

3 Notable Swine Trends From Europe

02.14.2018

It is no secret that Europe markets lead the way in swine regulations. So if something is happening in Europe it is worth our attention, as North American trends usually fall in their wake. Read on for three notable regulatory trends that we are seeing in Europe. 

Should I Design My Sow Pens for Static or Dynamic Groups? Small or Large?

01.13.2018



The major question that arises in the group housing planning process relates to pen design and sow grouping strategy. Should I design around static or dynamic sow pens? And should I house the sows in large or small groups?

The research is in and it shows you should go with...well either really. In practice and in research facilities, both static and dynamic pens will produce at a high level with skilled management. According to a review of research by the Prairie Swine Centre, there are no significant differences in birth rate, still births, lameness, or any other major production measurements among sows in static groups and dynamic groups. 

While either pen strategy could work for you, it is important to know the advantages and disadvantages of both.

The Importance of a Group Sow Housing Partner Beyond Install [Video]

01.03.2018

 

Francis Forst from Synergy LLC in Missouri knew he wanted to go with group sow housing and an electronic sow feeding system (ESF system), and he did his research on businesses that could partner with him to help him do it. That research led him to New Standard. For Forst, the biggest difference between New Standard and the competition has been our follow up training, education, and service. But don't take our word for it, hear it from Forst himself in his interview with our own Kevin Kurbis.

Why Polypropylene Hog Pen Panels Should Be Used Everywhere in Your Hog Barn

07.27.2017



Biosecurity is a huge topic when drawing up new hog barn designs. Keeping barns clean and free of disease keeps your herd healthy. Many hog pen panels are now designed with polypropylene rather than PVC for a wide variety of reasons, one of which is hygiene and disease resistance. Using polypropylene panels rather than PVC throughout your facilities—not just in your sow pens—can help improve your biosecurity to keep your herd healthy.

Using polypropylene panels in places such as shower rooms, break rooms, and transition areas can help keep your hog barn free of disease.  

6 Musts of a Successful Gestating Pen Design

06.14.2017


Thinking about converting to a group gestating pen design? Remember these 6 musts when putting your pig barn plans together.

Paneltim has a new website! It's easier than ever to check out their hog pen panels and slats.

05.22.2017


Paneltim has an all new English website, making it easy to learn more about their plastic hog penning products. From hog pen panels and slats to cattle, poultry, and pet penning and partitioning, Paneltim provides the most durable and hygienic products for modern barns and facilities. Learn more by clicking the link below.

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