“The No. 1 reason slats go bad is age,” said Andy Altenburg at the 2019 Missouri Pork Expo. After 20 years building and repairing hog and cattle barns, he’s seen about every situation-gone-wrong you can imagine.
As portions of the U.S. endure scorching drought, livestock owners struggle to locate feed supplies. Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and several more western states range from D0 to D4.
As the weather cools, the pork industry increases its vigilance against Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). Over the past 20 years, PRRS has emerged as the most economically important disease for U.S. po