Winter operation of the slotted floor, open-front, finishing building

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dc.contributor.author Spillman, C.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-07T15:57:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-07T15:57:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-07T15:57:29Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4000
dc.description Swine Industry Day 1973 is known as Swine Day, 1973 en
dc.description.abstract Interest in environmentally-controlled facilities for swine has been increasing recently. Farrowing in such a facility can be justified for producers who plan to be producing pork for some time. However, many producers, with good justification, prefer open-front buildings for finishing pigs. The growing and finishing unit at the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station is an open-front building facing south, with all pen floors slotted and a liquid-manure, oxidation ditch beneath. It is two wings connected by a storage and service area. Each wing is a metal-sided, clear-span structure containing 16 pens, 6 x 15 ft with a 6 ft alley on the south side. The roof is insulated with an exposed, one-inch blanket faced with a plastic vapor barrier: outside walls have sprayed-on insulation approximately one inch thick. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1973 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 203 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Finishing building en_US
dc.subject Farrowing en_US
dc.subject Insulation en_US
dc.title Winter operation of the slotted floor, open-front, finishing building en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1973 en_US
dc.citation.epage 50 en_US
dc.citation.spage 48 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November, 1973 en_US

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