Dr. Steve Hoff - Progress on Pit Foam

Progress on Pit Foam - Dr. Steve Hoff, Iowa State University, from the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23-24, Des Moines, IA, USA.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association recognizes challenges with foaming pits and has committed $1 million to research the issue over three-years as a regional project between multiple land grant universities. Dr. Hoff and Dr. Clanton share their experience and research to date, offering some insights as to what may be causing the phenomenon. They suggest some steps to enhance safety in foaming barns and share solutions that may prove effective in controlling foam.