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Your Farrowing House Environment

Having the proper environment in your farrowing house is extremely important.  It is just as important as lining your sow up to the right boar and the nutrition they will receive throughout their life.  You want it to be as comfortable as it can be for both the sow and baby pigs.  This way you are getting the maximum performance out of the sow and the babies.  It doesn’t matter whether you just have a few sows or you have over 100, sow and baby pig comfort and care is our number priority in the farrowing house.

Temperature

Temperature is tricky when it comes to the farrowing house.  This is because the sow and piglets each have a different ideal temperature.  Sows like for it be anywhere from 60 to 65 degrees.  Baby pigs like it to be at least 85 degrees during the first 3 days of their life.  After that [ ]

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Shaffer Goldrush Open House & Elite Gilt Sale 2013

Its that time of the year!  Shows are starting to wind down in the Midwest and thoughts are now being shifted to breeding for this Fall!  Such a fun and exciting time of the year as we all try to find that perfect match in hopes of raising Champions for the following year!

Every year we have the Shaffer Goldrush Boar Open House and Elite Gilt Sale!  This year it is being held on Saturday, August 24, 2013.  It is a day of fun for the entire family!  It is a great day to come out and view the boars that we have on stud, eat lunch and hopefully learn a few things along the way!

The tents set up for the Open House in 2012!

Schedule of Events

9 am – Registration

10 am – A.I. Breeding Demonstration

11 am – Lunch!

12 pm – Boar Viewing

2:30 pm – Elite Gilt Sale

We start the [ ]

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