Animal Delivery

ABI has a state-of-the-art delivery truck fleet that includes both light- and medium-duty, highly customized box trucks. ABI’s trucks combine fresh and climate-controlled air for the animals during delivery via Thermo-King Shuttleaire systems that deliver fresh air at a rate as high as 100 air changes per hour. Animals are housed in compatible groups within aluminum pens on contact bedding, both of which act as environmental enrichment while animals are in transit. The interior of the trucks consists of kem-lite lined walls and seamless stainless steel diamond plate flooring that is impervious to contamination and easily cleaned and sanitized.

ABI’s highly trained drivers are required to maintain extremely detailed records of the cargo climate and the animals’ behavior during the delivery. This is accomplished by computerized systems, manual checks and camera systems. A GPS satellite system (R-com by Blue-Tree) is used by ABI to track all of its delivery trucks while in transit. This system aids the ABI management team in ensuring that all delivery standards are followed by the driving staff. The R-com system records all vehicle stops, idling times, driving speeds and braking practices used by the driver as well as its given location at any moment. It is critical to deliver the animals in a stress free environment, and because of this ABI takes swine delivery to the highest level.



The Value of Animal Growth Charts in Biomedical Research

Our porcine growth chart allows clients to know the expected rate (average daily gain) of growth over time of our Yorkshire cross bred swine herd at all ages.