Frequently Asked Questions
Wean to Finish Barns
In most counties barns must be 1,500-1,750ft from a house. Other restrictions may apply in different areas.
Normally barns will take up an area of 3-5 acres.
Manure will need to be injected into the ground. It will take a minimum of 300 acres to handle the manure from a 2 barn site.
You will either need to buy the equipment or find a custom applicator to inject it for you.
Each pit has enough storage for 1 year. Hogs will produce between 800,000 to 1,000,000 gallons per year per barn.
No, we do not.
Yes, many growers sell their manure to local farmers.
Daily care for pigs is required and the amount of time spent in the barn varies with age of the pigs. However, the time spent in the barns is managed by the grower and can occur around other occupations and commitments. Being a contract partner with Tosh Pork is not a full time job.
This will be turnkey price on construction of the facility. It includes a crosswalk connecting the barns and a compost shed for mortalities.
Dirt work, gravel, road, wells and electrical service to barns. Any extras that grower selects from building material list.
Construction permit will have to be approved. CNMP will have to be written and state permit will need to be issued. Also, in certain areas a county permit is required.
We must have copy of permit approval and a letter of credit from lender to secure our payment for construction.
No this is just an average of what different producers pay in different areas. This can be higher or lower depending on area barns are located.
10-12 year contract.
We supply pigs, propane or natural gas, medication, feed and professional oversite to assist grower.
Daily care of pigs according to Tosh Pork management standards. Maintaining a facility in accordance with Tosh Pork standards. Following all Tosh Pork Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)