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Environmental Stewardship and Pork Production

Environmental Stewardship and Pork Production - Dr. Ross Kiehne, Riecks View Farm, from the 2019 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23 - 24, 2019, Des Moines, IA, USA. More presentations at
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  • 1. Iowa Pork Congress Environmental Stewardship and Pork Production Panel Dr. Ross W Kiehne Swine Vet Center Reicksview Farms
  • 2. Reicksview Farms • Based in North East Iowa (Lawler) • Operating since 1979 • Farrow to finish operation • 44,000 sows in Iowa, 6,000 in Michigan • Committed to the health of the pig and health of the environment • Aggressively pursue the latest technologies • Innovative environments • Filtering • Air-conditioning • “scrubbing” out-going air
  • 3. Swine Vet Center • Established in 1991 • Swine only practice • 15 veterinarians • Independently consult with about 500,000 sows • SVC goal is to be viable leaders in health, production and value with all the producers we work with
  • 4. Orangewood Finisher • First commercial barn in the country to “scrub” all outgoing air
  • 5. Orangewood Finisher • Reduction in odors • ISU reporting a 55% reduction in outgoing particles • Leads to a reduction in smell
  • 6. Orangewood Finisher • “Scrubber” sits over a pit that recycles water that catches the outgoing particles • When pH gets too high needs to be emptied and start with fresh water
  • 7. Orangewood Finisher • 100% filtered for protection of health
  • 8. Orangewood Finisher • Utilizes cool cells for pig comfort in summer
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