Many farms across the country are already managing sows in groups. This section presents ten barns (both new builds and renovations) representing a variety of locations, herd sizes, and feed systems where group sow housing is already in use.
Doug Ahrens, Ham Land Acres
Doug Ahrens runs a 650 sow farrow-to-wean barn in Sebringville, Ontario and is very active in the swine industry, serving as a director with Ontario Pork and Chair of the 2015 London Swine Conference. His sow barn was originally built in 1996, and in 2013 a 6,720 ft2 addition was added to create space for […]Find Out More
Agri-Marche, Les Élevages Bois-Franc
The Élevages Bois-Franc barn located in Issoudun south of Quebec City is part of the Agri-Marche production system . Before the conversion to 8 Schauer ESF units the barn was a farrow-to-finish operation with 250 sows with 11 finishing rooms. The barn was renovated in 2012, with the introduction of sows in 2013. Agri-Marche did alot a work planning the […]Find Out More