How Do We Effectively Re-invest in our Swine Operations?

24 June 2016, at 12:00am

Nationally we have an aging ‘fleet’ of barns, with the last big building effort concentrated between 1991 and 1998; these barns have seen more than half their productive life, even with good maintenance.

This is complicated by the fact the maintenance and repairs over the past 7 years have been well below the level required to keep the ‘fleet’ in tip top shape. Some barns have passed their ‘best before date’, but for those barns we want to remain operational for the next 20 years we need to consider reinvestment.

The challenge, there are many demands and few resources so how do you decide where the first dollar should be spent?

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