Managing for Profit

Keeping young ones warm with propane

Brent Heid ships thousands of young weanling pigs every week. His challenge is to keep them comfortable.

“We use liquid propane heat in almost every room and in almost every hallway,” Heid told Brownfield Ag News.

Heid, whose western Missouri farrow to wean operation is known as Lone Tree Farms, manages propane levels with the help of supplier installed and monitored gauges on his fourteen propane tanks. Before the tank monitors were installed, Heid says during particularly frigid periods, they occasionally had to scramble to prevent young pigs from getting cold.

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