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This NebGuide discusses the design features of this unique swine nursery, including ventilation, heating and energy conservation factors, and manure handling systems.

A warm environment is essential for young pigs. High fuel costs and the practice of heating entire buildings brought about the design and testing of solar heated nurseries on several farms.