Managing Market Pigs in Hoop Structures

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2000-01-01
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Honeyman, Mark
Koenig, Frederick
Harmon, Jay
Lay, Don
Kliebenstein, James
Richard, Thomas
Brumm, Michael
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Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment StationAnimal ScienceAgricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Pork producers in the United States who are looking for lower cost structures for raising pigs have shown a great deal of interest in hoop structures or hooped shelters as facilities for housing market or finishing pigs. Producers need to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of housing.

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This article is published as Honeyman, Mark S., Frederick Wm. Koenig, Jay D. Harmon, Don C. Lay Jr., James B. Kliebenstein, Thomas L. Richard, and Michael C. Brumm. "Managing Market Pigs in Hoop Structures." Pork Industry Handbook. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-2713. January 2000. Posted with permission.

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