Project ID

2003-E29

Abstract

The project investigators studied the performance of alternative farrowing systems during cold weather. These systems have the potential to expand the niche pork markets in Iowa by making larger supplies of marketable pork available in the summer months.

Key Question

What farrowing systems are available to help niche market swine producers?

Findings

There is no one "best" system, but there are several workable options.

Principal Investigator(s)

Mark S. Honeyman

Co-Investigator(s)

Jay D. Harmon, James Kliebenstein

Year of Grant Completion

2006