Design of Swine Facilities

In designing a swine facility, considerations to take into account are: space calculation for sizes of pens and rooms, providing for adequate ventilation and temperature control, establishing responsible waste handling facilities and procedures, optimizing feed delivery systems, and devising contingencies for variations in growth rate and quarantine of incoming or diseased iswine.

An Overview: Compare AI/AO to Continuous Flow Facility Design Parameters:

All In/All Out

Continuous Flow

space req't changes w/ age

pen size not uniform

single bin feeding

multiple bin feeding

adjust waterer heights

(does not apply)

provision for "non-finishers" or "tail-enders"

health concerns of "tail-enders"



Copyright ©1997 by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty: Dr. Paul Pitcher
Student: Sandra Springer,'99