Snowmelt can cause nutrient transport from manure, so careful planning is required to protect water and to get the most from the manure nutrients.
icicles hanging from the eave of a hog barn
Technology from Emergent Solar Energy, based in the Purdue Research Park, is helping to reduce energy costs on a northern Indiana hog farm. (Image provided)
The interior of a hog finishing barn
Hog caregivers develop observational skills from seeing pigs every day, but technology may offer another “set of eyes” on the animals.
piglets drinking from nipple waterer
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Young pigs by a feeder
hogs at feeder
Fans on end of hog barn