GARNER, Iowa – On many minds across the country is the high cost of heat, and farmers know the problem all too well.
In fact, a warning is going out to pork producers to keep conserving what they can when it comes to propane.
Those at Iowa State University are suggesting two things to keep the pigs warm: closely manage ventilation rates, and keep temperatures at a proper level.
Pig farmer, Jamie Schmidt, says he’s doing the best he can.
“Adjusting ventilation to match what we have in the buildings so that we don’t exhaust anymore air than we need to,” said Schmidt.
Schmidt says he’s lucky, because so far this season he has not run into any price or shortage issues with propane.