Modular swine facility for the University of Georgia
Art's Way Manufacturing will provide 6 modular swine facilities for breeding, gestation, farrowing, nursery and finisher operations to the University of Georgia.
The complex will be used to train undergraduate and graduate students in all aspects of swine production. Research projects will include trials on nutrition, physiology and meat quality. The contract is valued at approximately $1.3 million.
The facility, developed for the University of Georgia in association with the Office of University Architects and Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences, will have some unique environmental features. Methane gas generated on-site will be used to fire the boilers that treat animal wastes and minimise odours. Exhaust fans are being connected to a biofilter in order to increase air quality. Rain water will be captured and reused to help keep the animal buildings clean. Waste water from the process will be spread on adjoining fields for irrigation.
Dan Palmer, General Manager of Art's Way Scientific said, "We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract. With swine, specific attention needs to be paid to the management of effective environmental conditions, cleanable surfaces ventilation, animal pens, manure management and the quantity and quality of food and water. Our unique and modular designs address all of these key issues."
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