Pig Barn #2 “2400 Head Modern Pig Barn”

After a few batches of pigs in our barn, we decided to pursue a second barn. Identical to our first, just next door. Everything basically would be the same only flipped. To do this we had to get a permit from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The long drawn out process caused more than a few headaches. In the end though,

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Pigs are all good listeners when they hit the pan.

I have 2,400 pigs. I am building my second barn and will have 4,800 pigs by the end of the year. The one thing that teenage pigs are good at is not listening to a thing you want them to do. I have yet to find a pig that will listen to me. I mean, I tell them stories all

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Winter 2014

I just realized I haven’t posted in awhile. Sorry. The start of 2014 has been all about winter.¬†Yesterday I drove our tractor out of our barn while the weather reported -40 degree windshield. Was not fun. I had to plow out my driveway and drive to the hog barn and plow out the hog barn. The only thing is that

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First Week As A Pig Farmer

So about a year or so ago my dad wanted to build a modern hog barn or a modern pig barn. You know the huge buildings that cost an insane amount to build and can hold lots of pigs. We started to have family discussions about pig farming and we all had no idea what we were getting into. I

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