Start Date

17-2-1999 12:00 AM

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Dan Meyer: The problem with renovating old tall barns or machinery sheds into swine structures is that there is too much air volume. It costs too much to heat that much air. These situations usually result in a high mortality rate because pigs suffocate from piling to keep themselves warm.

Jeff Hill discussed how turkey barns and shallow-pit, pull-plug liquid manure confinement systems can be renovated for use with deep-bedded swine production.

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Feb 17th, 12:00 AM

Adapting Existing Structures to Deep-bedded Systems

Dan Meyer: The problem with renovating old tall barns or machinery sheds into swine structures is that there is too much air volume. It costs too much to heat that much air. These situations usually result in a high mortality rate because pigs suffocate from piling to keep themselves warm.

Jeff Hill discussed how turkey barns and shallow-pit, pull-plug liquid manure confinement systems can be renovated for use with deep-bedded swine production.