Feature: Take good care of your barn when you do a temporary shutdown

The more meticulous you are in cleaning your barn, the less deterioration and disease you will have to deal with when you want to get started again


A producer may have a number of reasons for deciding to shut down a barn temporarily. With the market sitting as it is, perhaps a temporary shutdown and selling the corn you have stored for the hogs would result in lower losses. If you have ever considered doing a depopulation/repopulation, a strong argument could be made for doing one now. Perhaps you will not be in a huge rush to repopulate and would like to keep the barn shut down for a while.

Better Pork - April 2008