The effectiveness of a swine building is defined as whether a building can provide the conditions needed for good pig performance and how well those conditions are maintained throughout the year, says Joe Zulovich, University of Missouri animal structures specialist.
For a swine building to be effective, the building needs to have had all five of the following criteria addressed:
- Properly sited to mini- mize any off-site impacts.
- Designed to incorporate any site limitations and management preferences.
- Constructed to meet design specifications.
- Operated to incorporate selected management preferences.
- Maintained to meet design requirements and equipment recommendations.