Hogs in a hoop building. This is the typical and intended use of the hoop buildings on our farm.
Hoop buildings are a single-arch structure covered with a tarp-like material that is stronger than a typical greenhouse. They are an economical and efficient way to raise hogs.
Another draw is their versatility. They make great storage for machinery, hay, or even grains.
We had an excellent oat crop this year and needed to make room for corn in our bins. We put a tarp down to keep the ground underneath dry, then we augered the oats into the building.
I like how the stream of oats undulates, as it falls. Below is a picture of the mountain of oats after we finished.