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What Are These? Aerial Photos.

by jdzaharia » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:25 pm

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=36.10241,-103.01185&z=15&t=S

They look like buildings with ponds around them. Maybe poultry or hog barns?

For reference, this is in the Texas panhandle along the NM border.

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Re: What Are These? Aerial Photos.

by Sarah Simon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:46 pm

jdzaharia wrote:...this is in the Texas panhandle along the NM border.


Feedlots for beef cattle, I'd reckon.
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Re: What Are These? Aerial Photos.

by jdzaharia » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:22 pm

Yeah, there are a fair number of feedlots in that area, but I think a beef feedlot looks more like this:

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=36.01634,-102.59617&z=15&t=S

Also, in the original link, I don't see any feed storage areas or facilities, such as bins, ag-bags, or rail lines. It seems odd that the building sites are so spread-out.

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Re: What Are These? Aerial Photos.

by lcarreau » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:32 pm

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Re: What Are These? Aerial Photos.

by jdzaharia » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:05 pm

I asked some ag-knowledgeable people, and they said they are likely hog barns. The groups of three contain a growing barn in the middle with farrowing and finishing barns on each side.

Anyway, this should probably have been in Off Route. I thought it was interesting.

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Re: What Are These? Aerial Photos.

by MoapaPk » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:09 am

jdzaharia wrote:I asked some ag-knowledgeable people, and they said they are likely hog barns. The groups of three contain a growing barn in the middle with farrowing and finishing barns on each side.


Is that like a finishing school, for hogs? Frank Sinatra claimed that pigs were rude.

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Re: What Are These? Aerial Photos.

by lcarreau » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:50 am

MoapaPk wrote:
Is that like a finishing school, for hogs? Frank Sinatra claimed that pigs were rude.


Actually, pigs are pretty smart. SOME even know how to FLY ..

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Re: What Are These? Aerial Photos.

by jdzaharia » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:05 am

Cameron Diaz had some opinions on pigs, too. I'm not sure if it's productive to try to learn about livestock from celebrities.

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Re: What Are These? Aerial Photos.

by lcarreau » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:51 am

jdzaharia wrote:Cameron Diaz had some opinions on pigs, too. I'm not sure if it's productive to try to learn about livestock from celebrities.


I don't know. She sure made a bundle off of an Ogre.

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