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Electrostatic fence at an Iowa Select Farm
Through its videos, Cooper Farms hopes to show its intricate process of choosing sites for new barns, and how management seeks quality contract growers to run the sites.
First recognized for their tunnel-ventilated sow barns, solar-panel energy system and shallow-pit manure storage when they received the 2014 award, the Stephenses have remained steadfast in their stewardship practices.
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.
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