TTU Swine Unit
About the Swine Unit
The Texas Tech New Deal farm consists of over 980 acres and has multiple research programs within Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences and the Department of Plant and Soil Science. The unit was founded in 1978 and originally was located on the North side of the livestock area later moved to the farm for a larger expansion.
A few sites of the facility include:
- An indoor swine research program and swine farrowing facility for the study of pigs
- A metabolism center for the detailed study of animal nutrition of various feed sources passing through the animal
The research farm is located on FM 1729, about 6 miles east of the town of New Deal, and a 20-minute drive from the Texas Tech campus. The farm has an elevation of 3,262 feet, and an average annual rainfall of 18.6 inches.
The Swine Unit is used for both research and education. Teaching laboratories are held at the farm and the facility is visited regularly by producers, school children, research partners, students and international visitors from all over the world.
Aerial View of the Farm and Swine Unit
Farrowing and Nursery Barn
Inside View (East Wing Nursery)
Swine Unit Supervisor
Upcoming Farrowing Dates -- Dates are approximate
|Farrow||# Sows||# Pigs||Pigs/litter||Wean date|
For a complete history of farrowing records of our sows, you may look at our Swine Records
Swine Unit Pig Use in Research
In order to use the pigs at the Swine Unit, please fill out the form below to the best of your ability. Do not forgot to email the accompanying forms requested in the form to Dr. John McGlone. We will return a response as soon as possible.