Hi-tech beats lockdown in a piggery

Remote monitoring of piggeries has proved to be a big advantage in these days of lockdown and social distancing. It enabled a ventilation problem on a Midlands finishing unit to be solved without a visit.

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Nick Bird Award won by Olivia Hartshorn

The 2019 Nick Bird Award has been presented at Harper Adams University, to Olivia Hartshorn, from Staffordshire, for her dissertation on ventilation design in pig finisher houses and its impact on animal performance.

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Cold front brings welfare benefits to pigs

Colder weather could be a blessing for pig farmers with naturally-ventilated straw-based finishing houses. On some farms there has been an endless round of mucking out dirty bedding because the pigs’ dunging habits have been reversed.

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Christmas 2019 saw the retirement of Roger Smith


Andrew Brittain, ARM’s operations director writes the following tribute:

"Christmas 2019 saw the retirement of Roger Smith, ARM Buildings’ sales and contracts director.

Well-known in the industry for his no-nonsense, open and honest approach, his retirement will leave a huge gap. Just as Roger will be missed by our customers in the pig industry, here at ARM we will undoubtedly miss his presence, wealth of experience, knowledge and sense of humour!

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New Sensor checks bin feed levels remotely.

Larger livestock units with many bulk bins, often on different sites, makes it increasingly difficult for farmers, managers and stock-people to remember to check the amount of feed remaining in them. This problem has been overcome with a new electronic sensor device called the SiloMetric, supplied by ARM Buildings.

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