New concepts in breeding barn design

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dc.description.abstract Many existing swine breeding facilities have been designed to control the environment, provide continuous boar-sow contact for stimulating recently weaned sows to cycle, reduce the distance a weaned sow or boar has to be moved for mating, and reduce construction costs by not constructing breeding pens to be used only for mating. Pork producers operating these types of facilities have had problems with efficiency and accuracy of estrous detection, low percentage (70%) of sows bred twice, slick breeding floors, and excessive labor requirements. A breeding facility should be arranged so the work routines, such as estrous detection; moving, mating, and feeding animals; and recording breeding information arc easily, quickly, and safely performed. Remember, tasks that are difficult to do may never be done. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1989 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 90-163-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 581 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Facilities en_US
dc.subject Breeding en_US
dc.subject Sow en_US
dc.title New concepts in breeding barn design en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1989 en_US
dc.citation.epage 7 en_US
dc.citation.spage 1 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 16, 1989 en_US

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