Cooperative Unit Systems: 3. Swine Facilities
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Market Animal Project
Swine Housing
4-H Animal

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Schortinghouse, Alyssa. 2020. “Cooperative Unit Systems: 3. Swine Facilities”. EDIS 2020 (6).


Facilities are one of the most important considerations for housing market swine projects in groups. This 5-page document discusses basic facilities requirements, weather protection, spacing requirements, penning arrangements, and fencing materials. Written by Alyssa Schortinghouse, and published by the UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Department, September 2020.
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