Hog Gazette

THE HOG GAZETTE IS A DOUBLE L GROUP, LLC SWINE PUBLICATION FOCUSED ON SWINE INDUSTRY NEWS & DOUBLE L PRODUCTS

The 2018 Hog Gazette discusses the evolution of the swine industry hog barn. Think back to barns built almost 30 years ago. The production practices, barn construction, ventilation practices, and equipment to service the animals have all evolved drastically. The driving factor to these changes is usually to gain production efficiencies, ventilation efficiencies, and provide an overall healthier environment for the production animals that reside in these hog barns. The above electronic edition of the Hog Gazette touches on this evolution while also discussing the aspects of positive pressure ventilation and negative pressure ventilation.

NEW INNOVATIVE VENTILATION PRODUCTS FROM DOUBLE L

Featured in the latest edition of the Hog Gazette are the new Premier Nursery Floor, EcoTight Shutter, and DL Insulated Inlets. Engineered for deep hog pits, the 24" x 24" Premier Nursery Slat is a high impact virgin polypropylene slat for pigs up to 120 pounds. Its bright lime green color is for easy scour detection and cleaning. Each Premier nursery slat easily snaps together for fast and easy assembly. Engineered design for prime gap locations for efficient beam support cleaning.

The patent pending EcoTight Shutter was designed to improve fan efficiency and reduce cold air leakage. Based on a 30" shutter testing (airflow only - not on a fan), the EcoTight Shutter had 21.8% more airflow and 17.1% less air leakage than Double L's current PVC Shutter. Each EcoTight Shutter has individual patent pending Eco Adapter Blade Clips designed to allow for expansion and contraction while minimizing air leakage and light into the animal room.

The patent pending DL3127 and DL4727 Insulated 2-Way Attic Inlets are great for minimum to maximum ventilation, providing precise control of air movement. Both the DL3127 and the DL4727 Insulated Inlets have PVC fully insulated housings, endcaps, and lids - meaning no exposed insulation. Each insulated curved blade directs air along the hog barn ceiling for proper air mixing while minimizing condensation and freeze-up.

COMMITTED TO PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WORLDWIDE

Whether new construction or retrofit, Double L has many products that fit your hog building needs. The type of inlet you are using is very important to your efforts to save money. Double L Attic Inlets and Wall Inlets help to keep your air clean, lower heating costs, and improve pig performance. Attic Inlets are designed to take warm air from the attic to heat the living area of the hog barn while Wall Inlets are designed to direct airflow towards the ceiling, allowing fresh air to mix with warm air and evenly distribute tempered air through the animal room.

Hog Flooring is another key factor in optimizing the performance of your pigs. Double L Group offers flooring options for the nursery floor, farrowing floor, cast iron floor, plastic floor, and flooring accessories. With our swine floors, Double L strives to provide great traction, a comfortable surface for pig(s), filter manure readily, and improve labor efficiency.

Easier to handle than rubber mats, Double L's 4' x 6' Wean-to-Finish Pig Mat is great for creep feeding. The 1 1/4" raised feed lip keeps feed on the mat while the 1/8" deep oval indentations prevent pig from moving the creep feed around and wasting it. This is a big advantage over smooth or biodegradable boards. Handles allow for easy transport and storage on a shelf or wall.

View all this and more in the above Hog Gazette e-catalog or contact us at info@doublel.com to request a copy of the Hog Gazette catalog to be mailed to you today!

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