Farrowing Alternatives for Small Farms: Insulated Tents for Sows and Pigs, Year One

Insulated yurts (tents) have been tested by Iowa State University as a bedded, crate-free farrowing environment for family farms in Iowa. Pre-weaning piglet mortality was higher than in commercial systems with farrowing crates, particularly during the warmer summer months in this initial study.
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