HotHog: Producers now have an app to keep pigs stress-free
Some major dollars are lost each year due to heat stress in pigs. With temperatures soaring across much of the United States, swine health leaders have turned to technology to predict how it affects both sows and their piglets.
The National Pork Board helped fund the app called HotHot with Checkoff funds, which uses local weather data to estimate stress levels on an hourly, daily, and weekly basis. Producers can use this data to then measure pig health, efficiency, and performance, allowing them to make sure pigs have enough drinking water, when to use fans or misters to cool the animals, and find the best times to transport them.
You can download HotHog on the Google or Apple Play store.