Custom Livestock Flooring To Easily Fit Your Farrowing House Design
ADA Enterprises produces high quality, durable, livestock flooring to ensure safety and cleanliness of our customers’ livestock operations including swine flooring.
In organizations that are focused on production pig rearing, cleanliness and the health of animals can go a long way to incrementally improving return on investment and per-cycle yields.
ADA produces modular flooring, built as a custom architecture for your specific needs and exactly to the dimensions of your space.
We produced this article highlighting how different resources focused on livestock operations both online and offline can help contribute to a better bottom line, when used in conjunction with best practices and premium product solutions on the market, geared towards improving yields and increasing the health of the animals in your operation.
We believe that there are plenty of places that can provide solid information and which can help you to construct best practices that work for your area, your animals and the way you run your business.
We’d like to showcase our products and how they fit in with a general set of best practices in the swine industry, and how we might be able to help you to ensure your best year ever from a production and revenue perspective.
Our products are built to last decades, and the return on investment can be substantial when strategic planning meets with best practices and utilizes custom designed solutions built specifically to improve your organization’s throughput.
Best Practices can ensure success with your pig operation
Of course, establishing best practices is a long-term goal. But having a set of standards as a new venture, or an expanding business looking at different livestock options, or increasing the heads in their operation, is an important part to the process.
Oftentimes that starts with basic research and can lead to a plethora of industry organizations and third parties sharing experience that can help improve metrics through refined, articulated, and archived processes.
You’ll need to evaluate and weigh the opinions and information you can gather against what you know to already be true. More often than not, a hybrid approach utilizing the specific variables you see day-to-day, combined with the best practices that have been adopted across the industry is the best way to go. Adding the right tools to your operation can be a game changer.
Finding the right resources and building your own best practices
Looking to Industry leaders for opinions and step-by-step practices that can improve the bottom line is usually a solid starting point. One such industry expert can be found on the website “The Pig Site”.
Specifically, the following URL can provide some insights that may prove interesting as you make optimization-focused, and strategic changes to how you operate on a day-to-day basis in yoru farrowing stage. https://www.thepigsite.com/genetics-and-reproduction/farrowing/farrowing-house-design
Of course, many of the readers of this article will have many years of experience operating a swine production program. This article is intended for those beginning in the venture, or looking for a refresher course as they seek to expand the volume of their operation. Some of the ideas contained within the above list of URL may not apply to your specific scenario.
You should always default to proven logistics and your own well-earned experience if ever in doubt or when you see some information online or offline in an industry resource that doesn’t quite match up with what you know to be true.
Nevertheless, looking at basic best practices on a regular basis and implementing the best tooling and operational strategies can help you to refine your own best practices over time. This will eventually lead to a greater return on investment, and a more efficient operation.
How can ADA Enterprises help you to meet best practices and improve yields and ROI
ADA Enterprises seeks to use this basic outline for best practices in a pig farrowing house design, as a simple architecture to show you how our product fits in, in the grand scheme of pig farrowing.
We are considered an industry leader, and have many years of experience building custom operational infrastructure focused on the design of raised flooring which can help improve the health of your animals and increase yields thanks to better throughput, less need for veterinary care, and easier cleaning and maintenance during the farrowing operation.
What immediately follows is a step-by-step operational guide on how ADA Enterprises products fit in with a basic best practices architecture for building a farrowing house.
A basic disclaimer:
While we make no claim to the accuracy of information provided from a third-party website, we can confirm that generally at the time of publishing this article, our commentary about how our products fit in with the general architecture taken from that third-party website can improve logistics on several levels.
Specifically, ADA Enterprises seeks to produce a product that improves return on investment over the long-term, and offers several benefits not otherwise found in a one-stop solution from other manufacturers for raised flooring in the market.
It’s up to you if you choose to include some of the third-party information that is outlined briefly in this article. You may not have applicable needs which correspond to this information. Our team of professionals can help you answer questions or design a plan for a farrowing operation, whether you are building for the first time or whether you’re expanding because of initial (or long-term) successes. We invite you to contact our team with your questions and see if our product might be a good fit for your swine operation.
In the following section we have provided a list of bullet points which clarify specific operational guidelines as provided by a third party. This third party information, (the source of which is already listed above), may or may not be applicable to your operation.
Each bullet point is information that originates from that 3rd party resource. Following each bullet point is information about how our product can achieve the desired results as stated by that third party – the commentary on each bullet point is our commentary.
Working with us to get the products you need to improve your pig operation and take it to the next level
When building a farrowing operation, utilizing some of the basic best practices listed below can be helpful to ensure yields are consistent and throughput is maximized.
- Flooring and work surfaces should be made of non porous, easily cleaned materials that dry quickly
ADA Enterprises produces DuraTrac floors that have the strength of steel thanks to the premium steel inner architecture, and are coated with plastisol to ensure that they have a durable, comfortable, and easy to maintain surface that can improve animal health.
The engineered openings in the DuraTrac flooring system allows easy drainage, while the polyvinyl coating, which is systemically adhered to the steel for a long-term, durable bond, prevents fecal matter and urine from sticking to the flooring and allows for easy maintenance.
This design can also help to improve traction and reduce knee abrasions and other foot and floor-related injuries to the animals. The resulting minimization of animal stress can help improve yields. These floors are built to be durable and comfortable – many years of consumer feedback has proven this to be the case.
- Livestock flooring should be constructed well and no sharp edges should be exposed; the architecture of the flooring should prioritize avoiding fissures and cracks that could Harbor bacteria and cause infections
DuraTrac floors are welded together prior to being dipped and coated in plastisol. This ensures there are no cracks, fissures or exposed edges. The opening size is selected based on the animal that will be using the flooring. Because of the hybrid modular but custom design of ADA Enterprises farrowing floors, you can ensure that each piece produced by our team is custom built specifically for your operation and the animals that will use it.
Polyvinyl, the material that coats the metal substrate structures of the flooring, protects against microbial accumulation.
- Farrowing room should be adequately insulated and the ventilation system should maintain even temperatures with no drafts around the sows or piglets.
Because of the custom nature of the livestock flooring that we build, additions like hot water heat plates, heat mats, and heat lamps are all easily installed into the flooring ecosystem. This can keep piglets warm and comfortable. integration into the creep area and the availability of solid plates are another option that can be customized into the flooring plan and built to ensure sow integration is efficient and safe for the animals.
The plastisol coating on ADA Enterprise products, helps to regulate the temperature, by taking on the same temperature profile as the ambient temperature in the environment. Generally speaking, the best way to explain this is that temperature is regulated easily through the plastisol coating, and you don’t have extreme spreads in temperatures as a result of those insulative qualities.
- There should be passages in front of the farrowing pens as well as behind them for easy access to the piglets without climbing from one pen to another – this is particularly important when outbreaks of piglet diarrhea occur
It’s important to note that ADA Enterprises produces flooring only, and not prefabricated pens. However, our flooring, being customized to every operation, can accommodate the farrowing barn alleyways and we can build-to-suit pens that can be installed.
Reaching out to our customer service team can help you understand the available options and how we can fit in with your existing infrastructure to ensure you have every need met in keeping healthy animals and ensuring high yields, regardless of the small hurdles that occur throughout the farrowing process.
It should also be noted that the ease and ability to clean and maintain our custom livestock flooring makes it incredibly easy to manage the health of the animals which is related to or could be related to flooring and general ground level environment.
- The design should enable in all-In-all-out management system to be operated with complete cleaning disinfection and drying of the pens between groups – this prevents the buildup of infection and reduces the exposure to viruses bacteria and parasites
DuraTrac flooring cleans easily with hot water pressure washing equipment and utilizes standard Industrial cleaning solutions. The floors dry quickly thanks to excellent drainage and allow for a fast turnaround time as you introduce a new group of pigs to the farrowing barn and move older pigs on.
DuraTrac flooring is 100% customized to your operation. While it is using an infrastructure that is modular in style because it utilizes a set of best practices in the production procedures, it is a highly customized and one-off build for your specific needs.
In determining what you need for your operation to grow and succeed, we hope you will investigate the benefits of the DuraTrac flooring system built by ADA Enterprises.
If you have questions on how to improve your operational efficiency or throughput by installing customized flooring solutions which can improve the health and efficiency, and the cleanliness of your swine farrowing operation, we have a team standing by to help answer your questions and clarify any information you seek clarity on.
We look forward to working with you in the future.