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.