The UW-Platteville Swine Center gives students and visitors a first-hand look at what a modern swine facility looks like. Our sows are housed in a group setting where we utilize artificial insemination as the main breeding technology. We have several Crossbred and purebred Berkshire boars that we collect in house and we do sell semen.
- 70 sow herd - group penned
- 1400 wean to finish each year
- Artificial insemination
- Manure composting
- 16,000 square feet high-rise
We offer project pigs for 4-H and FFA members in the spring either through private treaty or through our auction which is held the 3rd Sunday of April. We also offer breeding stock for sale at different times of the year.
This high-rise composting swine facility, located on the south side of College Farm Road, was the first of its kind in the state. It is an ideal teaching and applied research facility. The complex has a walk-in demonstration area, as well as views into various production rooms to show firsthand how the facility design, technology, and management practices work to solve key issues in the industry.