Almost no one likes to power wash hog facilities, but the reward is well worth the effort. The job doesn’t have to overwhelm the worker. Brian Caldwell, swine practitioner from Wells, Minn., points out there are four steps to cleaning and disinfecting your facilities between pig groups. Caldwell suggests the following procedures:

1. Remove debris. This means scraping and removing leftover feed. It also means moving feeders and other equipment so that you can do a thorough job.

2. Power wash the entire room with detergent, including the ceilings.

3. Clean all the equipment within the room.

4. Disinfect the entire room and equipment.

Caldwell says that if you do the first three well and are meticulous, disinfecting becomes less critical.