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Thad Hardeman, Iowa State University

Start Date

18-11-1997 12:00 AM

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In 1994, there were 31 hog farms across the United States owning at least 10,000 sows and in 1995, there were 44 (Freese, 1994). This increasing number of large hog farms is evidence of the growing swine industry. This growth, however, has independent farmers, neighbors, environmentalists, and legislators in a quandary as to how the industry will evolve. These growing pains are of both an economic and environmental nature. Many topics need to be addressed as the production expands. One of the primary concerns of the growing hog industry is the issue of swine (Sus spp.) manure production.

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In 1994, there were 31 hog farms across the United States owning at least 10,000 sows and in 1995, there were 44 (Freese, 1994). This increasing number of large hog farms is evidence of the growing swine industry. This growth, however, has independent farmers, neighbors, environmentalists, and legislators in a quandary as to how the industry will evolve. These growing pains are of both an economic and environmental nature. Many topics need to be addressed as the production expands. One of the primary concerns of the growing hog industry is the issue of swine (Sus spp.) manure production.