While 2020 has brought challenges, we want to take a moment to reflect on the growth and positive changes the year has delivered. One year ago, the SWASH™ product line was acquired by Jones-Hamilton Co. Since that time, we have had the opportunity to further our goals of simplifying cleaning and improving hygiene in hatcheries, poultry houses and swine facilities.
We have focused on bringing the lab to the farm since inception, but now, as a part of Jones-Hamilton Co., we have been able to leverage the company’s long-standing experience and contacts in farm-based research to better understand and assess the impact of the SWASH™ product line. As a result, we have forged strong partnerships and grown the product’s reach across the agriculture industry.
The Changes You’ve Seen
In the last year, you have seen our transition visually with the launch of our updated website, JHswash.com, and streamlined messaging and design. In addition, the new Jones-Hamilton.com website features SWASH™ product line basics and details on the company’s dedication to sustainability, quality and safety.
What’s Happening Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes, we have focused on conducting internal research and partner-based trials to better understand the role SWASH™ products can play in various applications across animal agriculture.
We have partnered with Dr. Helen Wojcinski, DVM, DVSC, ACPV,
of Wojcinski Poultry Health Consulting LLC, to conduct trials in hatcheries to understand how we can complement the disinfectant process and drying time on hatch trays, as well as other areas in the hatchery.
We have also been busy on farms around the country as we work to better understand the impact SWASHCOOL-CELL™ can have on evaporative cooling pads, particularly on farms with significant mineral deposit challenges. In late 2020, we also began a trial to assess the impact of SWASH™ on light traps.
As the result of our involvement in swine production, SWASH™ Division Manager, Eric Spell, was recently asked to participate in the Legislative Education Action Development Resource (LEADR) program of the National Pork Producers Council, which works to equip industry professionals with the skills necessary to tell the story of U.S. pork.
We look forward to sharing the possibilities of simplified cleaning as the results of these various trials are tabulated. For now, we wish everyone a happy and healthy end to 2020, and prosperous 2021.