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Addresses the two different directions in which hog production is currently moving: 1) contracting with large-scale vertical integrators (producers/packers/processors linked from farrowing to packing to the retail counter), and 2) sustainable production of a smaller number of hogs sold through alternative markets.
Hooped Shelters for Hogs (ATTRA)
Advantages and disadvantages of using hooped structures for ﬁnishing hogs or housing gestating sows. It provides information on hoop barn design,deep bedding, waste management, and minimal-stress handling, as well as some cost analyses.
Focuses on a number of areas of compliance, and issues of sustainability and animal welfare.
Breeds, Reproduction and Farrowing
Caring for New Feeder Pigs (Oregon State University)
Feeder pigs are raised for home use, market, or as a 4-H or FFA project for summer fairs. By following a few key recommendations, you can keep your pigs healthy and gaining weight. This publication briefly discusses housing, feeding, and health.
This site is intended as an educational and informational resource on breeds of swine.
Management of Replacement Gilts (Oregon State University)
General husbandry methods to raise helathy replacement gilts on the farm.
Swine Manure Management Planning (Purdue)