by J.C. Wooley and R.L. Rickets
Ag. Exten. Circular 471 July 1942
Missouri Sunlit Hog House
This is an east and west type of house lighted by windows in the south roof. Covers are made to place over windows at night to prevent excessive heat loss. A single stack ventilation system with distributed inlets provides ventilation. Floor may be of concrete or hollow tile. Pen partitions may be of wood or metal. This plan takes the place of the original Missouri sunlit house since many farmers had difficulty in building it.
Modified A Hog House
This may be built in either a single or a double unit.
Combination Roof Hog House
May be built single or double.
Nebraska Straw Loft Farrowing House
This is a north and south type of house. Wall windows on the east, south and west furnish light. The straw loft furnishes insulation, provides a place for storing bedding and the straw so stored aids in controlling humidity. Pens are removable so that the house can be used as a feeding floor. A single stack ventilation system is satisfactory for this house.
Self Feeder for Hogs
A well made hog trough will save much valuable feed during the course of a season. The trough should be built from seasoned material and then given a good coating of creosote or tar before it is used. Ends may be left long to prevent trough being overturned.
Material List for Trough 12 feet long
|1 2×8 16||Ends and narrow side||22 bd. ft.|
|1 2×10 12||Wide side||20 bd. ft.|
|1 2×2 16||Cross ties||5 1/2 bd. ft.|
|1 1?2 lbs.||16d spikes|