A wean-to-finish building is an all-in-one nursery, grower, and finishing building for swine production. These buildings are one of the newest ways that swine producers have devised to remain competitive in a increasingly demanding industry. This 24-page publication summarizes the advantages and challenges of wean-to-finish systems and discusses who should consider wean-to-finish. It reviews design and construction details and specifically discusses manure handling, ventilation systems, and supplemental heating and cooling systems. AED-46 also provides animal management guidelines, and it compares the costs of a wean-to-finish facility to those of conventional systems that use nurseries and grow-finish buildings.
Ag Bio Engineering