2018 – A Year in Review

As 2018 comes to a close, we’d like to reflect on how far we have come this year.


We believe that good business goes beyond providing a high-quality product. Good business is being dependable, approachable, and committed to improving both ourselves and our industry.

In 2018 we focused on perfecting our current product line to meet the needs of the industry. As the leader in poultry watering, we have added a new breeder nipple and a low-flow nipple to our already extensive line of drinkers. We’ve expanded the Hemisphere Mixing Fan line to include models for both floor bird houses and swine barns. We’ve added a high-pressure model of the new Aurora IR low-profile brooder. And for our fiberglass fans, we’ve developed a new, short cone to better withstand harsh winter conditions.

VAL-CO fortified its commitment to providing industry professionals with the tools to raise better livestock. Our blog continued with weekly posts about waterline height, antibiotic free challenges on equipment, and choosing the right feed pan. We featured growers who are seeing great results using VAL-CO equipment. And we even tried our hand at making information easier to digest using infographics.

We published multiple white papers, including the Ultimate Poultry Watering Guide, Lighting Practices for Successful Laying Hens, and Hot Weather Management.

We’ve continued sharing our how-to videos on our YouTube page. And we recently started the Tech Support Group on Facebook, where we can openly share and discuss the things you are experiencing in the field.


We introduced V-Talks at the World Pork Expo, where we share short discussions about relevant industry hot topics in our booth. You’ll see more of these this coming year, at both the IPPE and again at World Pork. You might have also seen us at VIV Europe, the Midwest Poultry Federation show, and Salon Dawajine, the South Dakota Pork Show and the Iowa Pork Congress.


2019 will bring more new products, more information, and more growth. We can’t wait to share it with you.

Happy New Year.


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