Checklist helps get grow/finish barns ready for summer

Observe pigs, and adjust equipment to support optimal finishing in summer heat.

Hot, humid summer weather demands extra vigilance to keep pigs comfortable, but it can be particularly challenging to support optimal performance in finishing barns when pigs are approaching market weight.

Pigs nearing market weight are pushing stocking densities and generating maximum body heat. “When your finishing pigs reach market weight during the heat of summer, they could have a greater risk for heat stress and reduced performance than during other seasons,” said Dr

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