agricultural engineering department, swine production, hog houses, swine management, animal husbandry department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Good housing is essential to successful hog raising. While several sows may do fairly well with their litters around an old strawstack or shack under favorable weather conditions, it will pay in the long run to figure on good housing and care, if the business is to show the best profit. The writer has attempted to put as much helpful material in as little space as possible for anyone planning to build a hoghouse. If changes are made in the plan the details and suggestions should still be of service. It is hard to make changes of any consequence in a plan, however, without running in to some difficulty later on in the proceess of building. "If such changs are made it is often better not to try to follow the plan from that point on except as to details. While one object in getting out the bulletin is to save the necessity of blue prints, blue print plans of any of the houses can be supplied at a cost of 10 cents to cover the cost of printing them.
This item is in the public domain.
Patty, R. L., "Hog Houses for South Dakota" (1918). SDSU Extension Circulars. 7.