We filled one barn with new feeder pigs last night. Each barn is 200 ft. x 50 ft. and holds 1100 pigs (we have 3 barns). The pigs we get in are about 10 weeks old and weigh about 50lbs. Our job is to finish them out to market weight, usually around 240-250 lbs.
Here is Courtney with one pen of pigs (each barn has 40 pens). She doesn't always smile this big when working there!
Here is one pen of pigs eating out of their new feeder. Each barn has 20 feeders. We have 20 in place and 40 more to put together and in place at the site.
An outside view of the north barn.
Jeremy pressure washing the north barn (he won't get many dates looking like this but he is a really hard worker). It looks blurry but is actually the steam in the barn from washing. Each barn has to be squeegeed, pressure washed, disinfected and inspected before new pigs arrive.
Just another look into my glamorous life. As you can tell it is a family affair but we actually have a lot of fun and good laughs and "talk time" while getting the work done. My kids are very hard workers and very responsible. That has been one of our goals as parents and so we are very proud of them. I will not be afraid to send them out into the world when the time comes!