5 Crucial Steps to Prepare Your Poultry House for Fall & Winter

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Sep 4, 2019

For growers in the South, September and October can be a tricky time. In this part of the country, the warm weather doesn’t truly let up until November — at which point the temperature tends to drop quickly and drastically.  Though no matter where you grow chickens or turkeys, these tips hold true and it can be tough to ensure air flow efficiency, control dust issues, keep your birds comfortable, and stop power bills from skyrocketing as you transition from summer into fall and winter weather.

Here are some crucial tips for growers to keep in mind as we head into the last few months of the year:

Read More

Topics: SWASHDUST-REPEL™

Effective Treatments Designed to Optimize the Lifespan of Your Cool-Cell Pads

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Aug 20, 2019

What is your challenge in keeping your cool-cell pads clean?

That’s the question we asked our Facebook audience last month. “Dust and dirt” was the leading response, followed by “algae stains,” “hard water,” “iron,” and “all of the above.”

We were surprised to learn, however, that growers on many farms don’t differentiate between algae stains, mineral build-up, or dust and dirt — all they know is that they’re struggling to keep their cool-cell pads clean, and they’ll do whatever it takes to resolve those challenges.

Too often, this leads people to utilize treatment options that are ultimately ineffective at attacking the true issue at hand.

Read More

Topics: SWASHCOOL-CELL™

REFLECTING ON THE GROWTH & EVOLUTION OF THE SWASH™ PRODUCT LINE IN 2019

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Aug 1, 2019

One year ago, the SWASH™ product line was launched with the goal of bringing our lab to your farm in order to offer new and innovative solutions to longstanding challenges. In that time, we have committed to revolutionizing the animal agriculture industry through these carefully formulated liquid products that boost cleanliness levels in poultry and swine houses.

Read More

Topics: Poultry, Swine, SWASHDUST-REPEL™, SWASHHOUSE™, SWASHEQUIPMENT™, SWASHCOOL-CELL™

Boost Shine & Eliminate Dirt on Equipment With SWASH EQUIPMENT™

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Jul 17, 2019

Are you involved in applications where dust build-up is problematic? Does dust or debris build up on areas of your equipment restricting airflow? Or are you simply seeking a product that will repel dust and dirt to improve the cleanliness and appearance of your equipment?

We talk a lot about how SWASHEQUIPMENT can be used on tractors, trucks, cars, and combines. But in reality, this revolutionary product can be applied to all kinds of other surfaces after cleaning your vehicles or equipment (in fact, it is even safe to apply on all glass and painted surfaces!) to boost shine and eliminate dust, dirt, and debris build-up.

Read More

Topics: Poultry, Swine, SWASHEQUIPMENT™

How to Control Mineral Scale & Algae Stains in Evaporative Cooling Systems

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Jun 26, 2019

Whether you work in the poultry or swine industry, chances are that you use an evaporative cooling system to keep your animals comfortable and healthy as temperatures climb during the warmer months. 

And as you may know, despite the fact that these cooling systems can be incredibly beneficial to those in the agriculture industry, they can also experience issues like mineral scaling, algae staining and uneven water distribution — which ultimately results in reduced system functionality.

That’s why we designed SWASHCOOL-CELL.

Read More

Topics: Poultry, Swine, SWASHCOOL-CELL™

SWASHHOUSE™ VS. SWASHDUST-REPEL™: WHICH OPTION IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Jun 11, 2019

Both SWASHDUST-REPEL and SWASHHOUSE are products designed to make cleaning routines more effective, efficient, and eco-friendly in poultry and swine facilities.

Since both products save time and water as you wash fans, nest boxes, breeder ramps, farrowing rooms, nurseries and related equipment, the two can be mistaken to serve the same purpose. However, each individual product offers distinct benefits depending on your needs and goals.

Read More

Topics: Poultry, Swine, SWASHDUST-REPEL™, SWASHHOUSE™

MAKE LIGHT TRAP CLEANING EASY AND ENSURE OPTIMAL PULLET MANAGEMENT

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on May 29, 2019

Management of light exposure is an important part of pullet rearing.  By regulating the number of hours of light pullets are exposed to each day, a flock is able to be prepared to begin lay in a synchronized manner regardless of time of year or geographic location. Light traps play a key role in controlling the light exposure birds receive as they develop to maturity. Because of their importance, integrators spend a significant amount of time focusing on the maintenance and cleaning of light traps. Light traps have a complex structure and can prove difficult for even the most attentive producer to clean. The honeycomb composition of the equipment allows dust and dirt to accumulate quickly, and this problematic buildup often lingers even after attempts at cleaning.

Read More

Topics: Poultry, SWASHDUST-REPEL™

How to Protect and Maintain Your Evaporative Cooling System

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on May 15, 2019

As summer approaches and temperatures skyrocket, producers become increasingly dependent on evaporative cooling systems to preserve the health and comfort of their animals. While evaporative cooling systems are extremely beneficial, they also require a significant amount of maintenance in order to remain clean and function properly.

Read More

Topics: Poultry, Swine, SWASHCOOL-CELL™

THE POWERFUL VALUE OF SWASH™ PRODUCTS AROUND THE WORLD

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Mar 27, 2019

Last year, we got a clear picture of the impact of SWASH™ products across the United States. By our estimates, more than 329 farms are utilizing SWASHDUST-REPEL for a total of 4,789 hours saved when it comes to cleaning-related tasks. Additionally, 1.7 million gallons of water have been preserved on pig and poultry farms. We’re proud of these statistics, and can’t wait to see how they continue to grow throughout 2019. Additionally, we’re excited to learn that SWASH™ products have had a positive global impact, most notably in Australia.

Read More

Topics: Poultry, Swine, SWASHDUST-REPEL™

Boost Shine & Easily REMOVe Dirt with SWASH EQUIPMENT™

Posted by FarmLab Innovations on Mar 19, 2019

Last summer, we began fielding requests from SWASHDUST-REPELTM users who were looking for an additional product to utilize on their equipment. Though they loved SWASHDUST-REPELTM they needed something slightly different that would focus on preserving their machinery’s exterior and prevent streaking on windows, giving equipment that coveted, freshly washed appearance. We got to work tweaking the base formula and came up with a new product. As we handed out sample pails, we were anxious to see how growers would use it to protect and enhance the lifespan of their equipment. We found that the new product, which we called SWASHEQUIPMENTTM, is perfect for use on:

Read More

Topics: SWASHEQUIPMENT™

SWASH™

SWASH™ is owned by Jones-Hamilton Co., a leading provider of science-backed solutions to the animal agriculture industry. Led by industry veterans who understand the challenges faced by producers, the SWASH™ team is dedicated to providing reliable, high-quality chemicals backed by dependable customer service and knowledgeable technical support. Our team knows that every penny matters and works continuously to ensure value, maximize efficacy, and enhance the bottom line.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

Recent Posts

Follow Us:

facebook linkedin-1.   instagram-1   twittericon_youtube