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Attendees at a field day on grazing native perennials hike up a hill to get a look at the nearby Little Sioux River.
Tom Frantzen has used many styles of pasture farrowing huts over the years, and he keeps experimenting. Last winter, Tom built a new style of farrowing hut that combines all the best elements from huts of his past, dubbing it the “practical farrowing box.” In this virtual tour, Tom will describe the process of building the box, the materials required and the cost, and we’ll see a completed box from all angles. As a bonus, viewers will also get to see sows on pasture. Building blueprints and a materials list will accompany this virtual experience.
Live From the Farm: The “Practical Farrowing Box”: DIY Sow Nesting Boxes
Live From the Farm: Extended Rotations With Red Clover
Live From the Butcher: Clarion Locker Tour
Live From the Farm: Sheep Production With a First-Generation Farmer
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