Hi and welcome to my swine farm. This building behind me is the farrowing room in which pigs are giving birth as we speak.
In this room piglets are fed every 1-2 hours. It is very important that there is something to keep the mother from laying down and crushing the piglets.
After the time of their birth, the piglets are processed and need certain things done to them such as being tail docked, ear notched, needle teeth removed, as well as iron and antibiotic shots given to them.
The piglets are taken from the nursery when 40-60 lbs. They are fed high protein and concentrate diet.
After about 70 weeks the pigs should be at around 265 lbs. This is the correct weight to then be taken to the slaughter house.
The pigs are hooked to a machine where they are knock unconious and then killed they are processed and cut. Carcasses scored by high meat and low fat content.