February 20, 2013

Photo of the week: Curtain-sided swine barn

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Dr. Jack Britt describes the image: “Recently weaned piglets in a curtain-sided nursery in the southeastern US. Curtains are raised or lowered thermostatically to control temperature and ventilation rate. Supplemental heat is used as necessary.”

 

 

Inside view:

Outside view:

curtain-sided housing

These are just two images of animal housing in the Animal Science Image Gallery. Visit the gallery to see more or submit your own: http://anscigallery.nal.usda.gov/index.php