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.
What farrowing systems are available to help niche market swine producers?
There is no one "best" system, but there are several workable options.
Mark S. Honeyman
Jay D. Harmon, James Kliebenstein
Year of Grant Completion
Honeyman, Mark S.; Harmon, Jay D.; and Kliebenstein, James B., "Alternative farrowing systems during cold weather" (2006). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 253.