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Get your hog barns ready for winter

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As the mercury continues to dip and the flakes begin to fly, it is time to be prepared for winter. Maintaining the environment for your animals is critical in these cold months. The equipment in your hog barns needs to be ready, as well as the structure itself. We have a quick checklist of things you should be concerned about.

Brian Rieck is a Product Manager for Automated Production Systems. He says when looking at your checklist of winterization, start with the heater. Make sure it is clean and operating.

Also, do not ignore the curtains and other environmental controllers.

Maintaining the proper environment in your barns is essential for protecting animal health and maximizing productivity.