Practical Biosecurity for Pigs

Pigs transport

With the cold weather here, pig farms throughout the country are concerned about the increased chances of the spread of disease in their herds.  Experience has shown that a health outbreak damages the efficiency of the herds, increases the workload on the farm, and reduces the profitability of the operation.  Depending on the disease, and […]

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Why Build a Hog Barn?

Landrace pig eating from plastic hog feeder on modern plastic flooring on ranch

Over the past few years, many communities have seen large swine finishing barns constructed by their neighbors.  Some of these barns were for the neighbor to raise their own pigs in, and some for growing the pigs for another swine producer on a contract basis.  The reasons that farmers build a barn vary by individual, […]

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