The Value of Clean Air – $3.16 per Pig

The world’s largest hog producer, Murphy-Brown LLC, recently installed EPI Air in its Circle Four commercial nurseries in Milford, Utah. After only 5 months, 600,000 nursery pigs treated with EPI Air generated an additional $1,896,000 in profit. Based on 194,000 nursery spaces, the enhanced clean air environment created by EPI Air added $3.16 per pig placed.

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New Fashion Pork Commended by Neighbors

New Fashion Pork is a progressive pork production leader that operates on strong relationships, stewardship of the land, and the highest standards in animal care. With a quarter century of experience in the swine industry, the NFP family has the vision to continually improve and enhance their value chain across their operations in Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Now, New Fashion Pork demonstrates how they act on their values, as they take the lead in environmental quality by installing EPI Air in their newest facility northwest of Armstrong, Iowa.

EPI Air Dust Reduction System

Earlier this year, John and Matt Baumgartner of Baumgartner Environics were invited to give a presentation to the Emmet County Board of Supervisors in Iowa on behalf of New Fashion Pork. The Baumgartner’s demonstrated a unique dust emission control device that reduces airborne dust in animal confinements, called EPI (Electrostatic Particle Ionization). This technology, called EPI Air, creates cleaner air by putting negative ions into the animal production air space, trapping dust and impurities, by collecting it on surfaces in the barn.  EPI Air reduces pathogens, gases and odors, improving the air quality for the animals inside and for the neighbors outside the barns.

Win-Win for Pork Producers and Neighbors

EPI Air is a win-win for the both the pork producers and their neighbors, because EPI reduces dust, gas, and odor emissions, and improves animals’ rate of gain while, simultaneously, reducing death loss. New Fashion Pork has been commended by the local Emmett County Board of Supervisors for taking a leadership role in improving environmental quality – proactively being a good neighbor and providing better quality air for the animals.  New Fashion Pork made the clean air choice on their own, without neighbors or the County Board of Supervisors asking them to take action. New Fashion Pork is to be commended indeed.

Read the whole story “New Fashion Pork to be Commended” via Estherville Daily News

Do you know of a Pork or Poultry Producer who could benefit from installing the EPI Air?  Please contact us for more information or comment below.

Utah Case Study

Dr. Kim Weaver
Southern Utah University
January 21, 2003
6 pages

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Emission Test of the Bio-Cap® Biocover Installed on Colorado Swine Lagoon

Baumgartner Environics, Inc.
September 8, 2000
15 pages

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Colorado Approval of Bio-Cap® as an “Alternative Cover” for use on Colorado Swine Lagoons

Jill Cooper-Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
September 5, 2000
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Colorado Approval of Bio-Cap ML® as an “Alternative Cover” for use on Colorado Swine Lagoons

Melanie Loyzim-Colorado Regulatory Compliance and Support, Air Pollution Control Division
December 10, 2003
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Initial Results of Gas Emission Testing for Bio-Cap® Effectiveness Study

Dr. Alan DiSpirito-Department of Microbiology, Iowa State University
June 1, 1999
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Scentometry and Olfactometry Results

Dr. Dwaine Bundy, Ph.D., Agricultural Engineer, Iowa State University
May 22, 1999
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BEI Historical Wet Chemistry Data on a Bio-Cap® Covered Lagoon in Minnesota

Baumgartner Environics, Inc.
1998, 1999 and 2000
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Results of Bio-Cap® Benchtop Evaporation Study

Baumgartner Environics, Inc.
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Abatement of Ammonia and Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions from a Swine Lagoon Using a Polymer

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