Hoop Barns for Gestating Swine-PDF
Hoop barn definition: Tubular steel arches fastened to the tops or sides of treated wood posts forming a hooped roof — covered with an UV-resistant, polyvinyl tarp.
This booklet discusses hoop barns as an efficient solution for raising animals.
- When to consider hoops
- Designing and erecting the structure
- Environment and ventilation
- Hoop management
- Feeding system
- Bedding and manure handling
- Example Layouts
- Cost Analysis
- Research analysis
2004, 20pp., 8 1/2 x 11, illus., download