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Hoop Barns for Gestating Swine

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MidWest Plan Service

This bulletin addresses hoop barns as a low-cost, efficient solution for raising gestating swine. Management techniques for hoop barns, economic considerations useful for design and layout and when choosing construction options, plus cost comparisons of hoop barns with traditional buildings is covered. Illustrations, photographs, and tables enhance explanations, offer examples, and provide quick reference to facts.


  • Basic questions
  • When to consider hoops
  • Designing
  • Erecting hoop barns
  • Environment
  • Ventilation
  • Hoop management
  • Bedding
  • Manure handling
  • Sample layouts
  • Comparisons and analyses
  • Cost
  • Labor
  • Financial


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AED44 Hoop Barns for Gestating Swine | University of Missouri Extension