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High Rise Pig Hotels – Confinement Animal Feeding Operation

Touch the Soil News #1011 (Feature photo – Piglet – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently posted a story on the emerging trend in China towards high-rise buildings for raising hogs. The latest are a series of 13-story high rises where each floor is isolated and has its own ventilation to limit the risks of diseases that could spread throughout an entire building. Owned and operated by Guangxi Yangxian Co. Ltd. Plans are to house 30,000 sows (mother pigs) that will be capable of producing 840,000 piglets annually. This will make the facility the largest most-intensive breeding facility in the world. With extensive ventilation systems, systems to…

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