Full services for confinement barns

Site development, permitting, design, and construction of swine barns and related swine production facilities has long been one of the signature services of our company. In addition, we are a leader in environmental compliance services to provide one-stop solutions for hog producers. SASE has designed, permitted, and constructed virtually every size and style of swine facility in the Midwest:

  • Finisher Units
  • Sow Farms
  • Boar Studs
  • Nurseries
swine production facilities

Engineering and Design

Settje can assist you with all components of your hog barn design and layout, including:

  • Site civil engineering and design
  • Facility ventilation and climate control
  • Pig flow and working efficiency
  • Gestation and farrowing options
  • Nutrient recovery and swine manure management
  • Feeders and feed delivery systems


Industry-Leading Partnerships

SASE has recently teamed up with Heartland Builders of Columbus, Nebraska for the building construction of swine confinement facilities. Combining our experience in site layout and civil design, with the tactical building experience of Heartland, we aim to bring swine producers of all categories a well-rounded package that no other firm can provide. Dependent on your operation, we offer many construction services:

  • All aspects of initial design for permitting and construction
  • General Contractor (GC) services for development purposes and site/civil works
  • Compliance services for contract growers and integrators¬†


Swine biosecurity protocol is paramount in hog barns, creating a need for proper design and construction of:

  • Consolidated entry and exit points
  • Shower in/out facilities for employees
  • Isolation units
  • Clean rooms for equipment load in/out
  • Truck washes and sanitation bays

We Respect Your Budget

Our experienced design team and competitive bidding process for your swine construction project will ensure that we find the best monetary solution for your confined feeding operations and facility design. Competitive bidding during the construction process results in owner satisfaction.

Farrowing & Gestation

Always on the cutting edge of technology, the SASE team continues to research and discover new farrowing and gestation systems to advance and promote the swine industry. We strive to help producers meet market trends efficiently and profitably.

Existing Swine Facility Infrastructure

Not only do we permit, design, and construct new swine barns, our team also has a long history in the expansion and renovation of existing facilities. We conduct engineering evaluations, develop remedies, bid work, and supervise all types of repairs and renovations.

Facility Ventilation Layout & Design


Bringing 35 years of swine facility experience, our design team is led by Henry Zach. Henry is considered one the foremost experts in the nation regarding hog facility ventilation, design, layout and function.

Related Services

Nutrient Output and Utilization

Deep-pit and manure storage facilities maximize nutrient recovery and output. Proximity to cropland is essential for manure hauling and transfer to provide sustainable nutrient utilization.

County Zoning

No other firm in the country has conducted more successful county zoning permit applications. Our team takes an individual approach to each unit order to abridge local concerns and get your swine barn operational.

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Settje Understands State Permitting

The Settje team has facilitated hundreds of the State permits for swine confinement barns and confined feeding operations in Nebraska and surrounding states.