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Our Barns

GRG & GLP
GRG & GLP

GLP & GRG

In 2012, construction was started on GLP, a double wide 2,498 head wean to finish swine barn. In 2015 a second barn, GRG, was built on the same site as the GLP barn. The new GRG barn, a 2,498 wean to finish swine barn, was also set up to conduct commercial research trials.

GLP:

  • Two rooms in 80 ft wide x 260 ft long barn

  • Tunnel ventilated with 8 ft deep pit and pit fans

  • Total slotted concrete flooring

  • 120 test pens (60 per room) (8.2ft X 18.5ft)

  • 21 pigs per pen at 7.2 sqft / pig

  • 4 hole - 50" single sided SDI dry feeder

  • Thorp pan waterer with one nipple in pan

  • Four water line options to every pen.  Allows multiple water monitoring or treatments.

  • Pen scale (8’ x 16’) in middle of barn

  • Arkfeld feed hopper (2000 lb capacity) on load cells for weighing feed

  • 15 – 9 ton complete feed bulk storage bins

GRG:

  • Two rooms in 80 ft wide x 270 ft long barn

  • Tunnel ventilated with 8 ft deep pit

  • Total slotted concrete flooring

  • 120 test pens (60 per room) (8.2ft X 18.5ft)

  • 21 pigs per pen at 7.2 sqft / pig

  • 4 hole - 50" single sided SDI dry feeder

  • Henway double cup waterer with two water nipples

  • Four water line options to every pen. Allows multiple water monitoring or treatments.

  • Pen scale (8’ x 16’) in middle of barn

  • Big Dutchman scaled feed system for weighing (mixing, if needed) and delivering feed to each feeder.

  • 8 – 9 ton and 2- 15 ton complete feed or ingredient bulk storage bins

  • 6 – 1 ton micro ingredient bins

  • 500 lb horizontal ribbon / paddle mixer for micro ingredient mixing

  • Maximus Ventilation controller – allows tracking of temperature and water disappearance.

Maddens

Maddens

Gourley Research Group has been leasing Maddens for research trials since 2016.

  • One room 40 ft wide x 42 ft long barn

  • Curtain sided natural ventilated with 8 ft deep pit and pit fan

  • Total slotted concrete flooring

  • 36 test pens (4.7 ft X 7 ft)

  • Pens hold; 4-8 pigs (12 - 50 lbs bwt) or 2-3 pigs (50 - 280 bwt)

  • Single hole dry feeder

  • One cup waterer with one nipple

  • Individual pig scale

  • Digital floor scale for weighing feed

  • Three complete feed bulk storage bins

Higgins Nursery

Higgins Nursery

Higgins Nursery was built in 2020 by Will and Sawyer Higgins. GRG owns all of the research and feeding equipment that's used to conduct all research trials at the nursery. 

  • Four rooms in 60 ft wide x 195 ft long barn

  • Power ventilated with 8 ft deep pit

  • Total slotted plastic flooring

  • 144 test pens (36 per room) (6ft X 10.6ft)

  • 18-19 pigs per pen at 3.2 sqft / pig

  • 6 hole - 36" single sided dry feeder

  • Double cup waterer with two water nipples

  • Four water line options to every pen. Allows multiple water monitoring or treatments.

  • Pen scale (5’ x 10’) 

  • Big Dutchman scaled feed system for weighing (mixing, if needed) and delivering feed to each feeder.

  • 14 – 9 ton complete feed or ingredient bulk storage bins

  • 6 – 1,000 pound micro ingredient bins

  • 200 lb cement mixer for micro ingredient mixing

  • Maximus Ventilation controller – allows tracking of temperature and water disappearance.

J&A Barn Map

J&A

Collaboratively purchased in 2021 with Dr. Jason Ross and Dr. Lance Baumgard, establishing Midwest Research Consortium.​

  • Two rooms in 80 ft wide x 160 ft long barn

  • Tunnel ventilated with 8 ft deep pit and pit fans

  • Total slotted concrete flooring

  • 60 test pens (30 per room) (8.2ft X 18.5ft)

  • 21 pigs per pen at 7.2 sqft / pig

  • 4 hole - 50" single sided dry feeder

  • ​Thorp pan waterer with one nipple in pan

  • Four water line options to every pen.  Allows multiple water monitoring or treatments.

  • Pen scale (8’ x 16’) in middle of barn

  • Big Dutchman scaled feed system for weighing (mixing, if needed) and delivering feed to each feeder.

  • 10 – 9 ton complete feed bulk storage bins

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