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© 1996. The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. All rights reserved.


This publication offers plans and discussion of the spring-loaded gate latch used in swine breeding facilities. Swine breeding facilities function more smoothly when gates have latches that can be worked easily and quickly. A gate latch should be designed so the latch can be released (or fastened) and the gate opened (or closed) with a continuous motion using only one hand. The illustrated gate latch design has worked well in a swine breeding facility. The latch design allows a gate in the partition between two breeding pens to swing into either breeding pen.