Project ID

XP2012-04

Abstract

This project demonstrated that modifying a commercially available yurt kit for use as a farrowing facility is possible, but is likely to be cost-prohibitive for most farmers. Results from this project included a producer guide for crate-free farrowing.

Key Question

Is it feasible to use a commercially produced yurt kit for farrowing small groups of sows?

Findings

This demonstration project monitored energy use, labor, pig performance, and internal and external thermal conditions in the yurt to determine sow/piglet performance.

Principal Investigator(s)

Peter Lammers

Co-Investigator(s)

Jay Harmon

Year of Grant Completion

2015

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