Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farm
It is common to lose 10 to 15% of the newborn pigs during pasture farrowing season. Common losses during growing and finishing range from 2% to 4%. Our on-farm demonstration utilized an abandoned swine building to compost the year;s losses.
Iowa State University
Kohl, Kris, "Composting Swine Mortalities at Allee Farm: Lessons Learned" (2001). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1771.