Floors could collapse due to sulphuric acid
In the Netherlands concerns have risen about pig houses
applying a flushing gutter system. Concrete floors could have been affected by
sulphuric acid from pig slurry.
Hendrix UTD, Dutch
manufacturer of mix feed and advising agricultural producers, has issued a
warning and will be performing several checks at production sites in the course
of these weeks.
No reports of any accidents have
The systems were constructed at
several sites between 1995 and 2003 at a total of 350 different pig production
sites. Already 191 of these companies have been sent a warning
A flushing gutter system takes care
of the transportation of pig slurry to a basin. Sulphuric acid, created by
bacteria in slurry, does affect the concrete floors on top of
Up until now 65 pig producers have
contacted the Dutch company with questions as a result of the
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