African Swine Fever is estimated to threaten the US pork industry that could wipe out 50$ Billion over 10 years if an outbreak happens. ASF in particular is extremely risky because of its high rate of infection from both airbone and physical transmissions.
Pork producers have to rethink their production methods that will check three boxes; profitability, sustainability and biosecurity. At AP, we have come up with a One Roof Design that answers all three problems.
Our One Roof Design integrates the entire swine production under one roof, secure from any risks from the outside world and is equipped with durable and productive equipment that ensures healthy and robust growth of pigs. Here’s why more swine producers look to AP for expansion and to improve their operations.
- Reduced Land Foot Print
Under AP’s One Roof Design, we are able to have more pigs in the same parcel of land through careful planning. For example under the One Roof Design, an area that used to house 500 sows can be configured to hold 827 sows and still retain the well-being of the animals.
- Cost Efficiency Design
All AP buildings utilize the design and structure by C-Lines International. Special attention is given to the swine building to support the optimal comfort with good insulation and tightness. Frames, ceilings and walls are made of durable material that can be easily cleaned.
- Improved Biosecurity
From the moment trucks bring in or out livestock at the gates, biosecurity is of importance. AP has products that focus on disinfection and contagion prevention so that your investment is safe. With everything under one roof the farm will have fewer outer walls and entrances to protect the livestock. This allows for operations to put their focus on a few key places and reduce the risk of making mistakes in the handling of pigs.
- Higher Labour Efficiency
A benefit of having an efficient layout under the One Roof Design is that you will require fewer workers to operate. This is not only important to reduce your cost but to greatly reduce the number of people that come in contact with the pigs, further improving biosecurity.
- Renewable Energy Production
One of the main benefits of having a wide spanning roof is that it can be retrofitted with solar panels to generate electricity to provide some power to the operation or channeled back into the electrical grid for a profit. Some extra investment may also see livestock waste be turned into biofuel that can be sold.