Swine farm placements in the USA, are located in Indiana, Iowa, and Minnesota. Typically placements are year around. There is two types of operation available: farrow to finish operation and feeder pigs operation.
On the farrow to finish operation, interns will be involved in feeding animals, cleaning and sanitation of stalls, crates, rooms and pig facilities, care of sick animals, processing weaning piglets, record keeping, reproduction practices and management, vaccinations, and medicating sick animals. Interns will be involved hog transportation, waste control and treatment, and moving animals inside the facilities.
Also interns will learn to determine cost of production, bookkeeping, marketing practices, time management, and problem solving skills. The skills acquired will varies according to the host and interns abilities.