Iowa Select Farms New Fence Technology to Curb Hog Odor
WILLIAMS, Iowa- The old saying, fences make good neighbors, is being used at a new hog barn here. Iowa Select Farms hosted an open house here to let the public see a new type of system, designed to improve relationships between hog farmers, and rural neighbors. A brand new barn has been constructed with two things designed to curb odor. First an electro-static fence has been erected just beyond the barn’s exhaust fans. The idea being that odor travels on dust, if they can stop the dust, they could also keep the smell on the farm. The electrically charged fences are designed to trap dust which would be blown far off the farm.