Title: Portable farrowing house
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Title: Portable farrowing house
Physical Description: Book
Creator: Fowler, W. C.
Publisher: Agricultural Extension Service,
Copyright Date: 1950
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Bibliographic ID: UF00084560
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: 214052322 - OCLC

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January 1950


Portable Farrowing House


W. C. Fowler, Herdsman
S. John Folks, Assistant Animal Husbandman
Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
and
John M. Johnson, Agricultural Engineer
Florida Agricultural Extension Service


This house, easily
when used in pairs.


constructed, works best


Single copies free to Florida residents on request to
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


Circular 92


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PORTABLE FARROWING HOUSE

Expensive hog houses are not nec-
essary in Florida's mild climate.
However, certain items of equipment
are needed in the production of healthy
pigs. Portable farrowing houses are
relatively inexpensive, satisfactory
for Florida use, and permit pigs to
be raised on clean land. Florida
hog raisers have been increasingly
interested in this type of house dur-
ing recent years.

As a result of this need, the Ex-
periment Station Animal Husbandry
Department devised and the Exten-
sion Engineer designed a portable far-
rowing house that seems to be quite
satisfactory. Over 500 pigs have
been farrowed in this type house since
its development, with a loss of only
3 percent by mashing. Detailed draw-
ings are shown on the inside pages
herewith.

These farrowing houses operate
best in pairs, but can be used indi-
vidually. They are well adapted to
Florida conditions by being easy to
move, easy to disinfect, cool, cheap
and easy to build, rainproof, wind-
proof, and permit the use of any
desired amount of bedding or a brood-
er to keep the pigs warm.

At the sow's first sign of labor
she is placed in the house and allowed








to remain there until farrowing is com-
plete. The doors are then opened, a 1
x 10" board is placed across the bot-
tom of each door to keep the pigs in-
side, and the sow can then come or go
as she wants. The pigs have access
to a separate outside pen, in which
they can get soil and sunlight.

The kind of exterior does not
make material difference. The im-
portant pait of the house is the chute,
or center portion where the pigs are
protected from mashing.


Protection is afforded the pigs.

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK IN
AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS
(Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914)
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, AND UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATING
H. G. CLAYTON, DIRECTOR

























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*PLAN SHOWING SINGLE OR DOUBLE LAYOUT
scale: 4 I'-0"





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END SIDE
FRAMING DETAILS
scaIe: I" I' -0"


SOW






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sow


SIDE DOOR DETAIL
(showing hinge point)
scale: 3" I'-"


COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK IN


COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK IN
AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS
STATE OF FLORIDA
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
EXT AGR. ENGINEER-- GAINESVILLE. FLA.
AND
UNITED STATES DEPT Of AIICULTUM COOPERATION


PORTABLE
FARROWING PEN


FLA. 504 SHEET | OF I
DESIGNED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
U OF F, GAINESVILLE, FLA.


SINGLE UNIT


FLA. 504 ISHEET I OF s
It SIGNED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HI BAIMORY
U OF F, DAINEDVILLE, FLA,


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