Low investment farrowing facilities

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, James P.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-15T21:34:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-15T21:34:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-15T21:34:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3583
dc.description.abstract Low investment farrowing facilities can be divided into three categories, depending on the level of investment. At the lowest investment level, an individual farrowing shelter that has no floor is utilized. The shelter can be as simple as two sheets of plywood nailed together to create an A frame. Sometimes, rounded "quonset" shelters also are utilized. Since the weather protection is somewhat limited, these types of shelters are normally used to farrow only in the spring and fall. This is sometimes called the two-litter system. Farrowing is normally done on pastures. The shelters utilize no supplemental heat and have no permanent water supply. The shelters are moved each time they are used. Since farrowing is planned during mild weather, shelters are not insulated and are intended mainly to keep the sow and litter dry. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1988 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-149-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 556 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Farrowing en_US
dc.subject Quonset en_US
dc.title Low investment farrowing facilities en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1988 en_US
dc.citation.epage 14 en_US
dc.citation.spage 13 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 17, 1988 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jmurphy en_US


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