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Keep them cool: 10 tips for surviving sizzling summer temperatures

Gallery-Keep them cool: 10 tips for surviving sizzling summer temperatures

As the thermometer hits 90 degrees across the Midwest, it is a great time to review tips in keeping pigs cool this summer. It is estimated that heat stress costs the U.S. swine herd $900 million a year in losses, with about half in the grow-finish stage and half in the reproductive stage. 

The National Hog Farmer website contains a vast library of resources for reducing heat stress and keeping hogs more comfortable during these warm summer months. Find the latest tips in this gallery for beating the heat.

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