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Air Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: A North American Perspective
Academic experts have examined a large amount of data and provide analysis on a wide scope of issues, from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the logistics of manure storage facilities, in this report for the US Council for Agricultural Science and Technology...
Environmental Assessment of Danish Pork
Using the attributional approach as prescribed in the PAS 2050, the environmental impact of each kilo of Danish pork leaving the slaughterhouse is estimated to 3.1 kg CO2e in global warming, 243 g NO3e in eutrophication, 56g SO2e in acidification, 21...
Adoption of Methane Digesters on Livestock Operations
The extent to which livestock operations in the US can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from manure management depends in part on the number of livestock operations that adopt methane digesters, which in turn depends on digester profitability from...
Pit Foaming and Manure Gases
Douglas Richards, Swine Grower Finisher Specialist, warns about the potential dangers of dealing with liquid manure in confined spaces like barns or pump out ports in the December 2010 Pork News and Views newsletter from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,...
Estimated Carbon Footprint of Pork Production in the US
Dr Lee J. Johnston of the University of Minnesota Swine Extension explains how the life cycle assessment for pork production from 'sow to plate' is evolving and being refined. ...
Kansas Swine Day 2010
Proceedings of the Kansas Swine Day 2010 conference, which focused on the nutrition and nursery pigs and finishers as well as feed management. ...
Reducing Livestock Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Future growth in meat consumption is going to be driven by an expanding population, higher incomes and consumer preferences, writes ThePigSite senior editor, Chris Harris. ...
Effect of Different Feed Ingredients on Fermentation Metabolites and Nitrogen Excretion in Pigs
Peas and pea-fibres reduced nitrogen excretion and could possibly contribute to improving the gut health of pigs, report according to R. Jha, L. Johnston, J. Bindelle, A. Van Kessel and P. Leterme in the Prairie Swine Research Centre Annual Report 2009. ...
Prairie Swine Centre Annual Report 2009
The annual report from the Prairie Swine Research Centre in Canada....
In Vitro Fibre Fermentation Characteristics of Specialty Ingredients with Varying Non-Starch Polysaccharides Levels
Fermentable fibre modulates the gut environment, extends health-promoting properties and reduces ammonia excretion, according to R. Jha, L. Johnston, J. Bindelle, A. Van Kessel and P. Leterme in the Prairie Swine Research Centre Annual Report 2009. ...
Earth Tube Heat Exchangers Show Potential for Farrowing Houses
Earth-tube heat exchangers with non-perforated ribbed tubes are very efficient for air conditioning in farrowing houses, according to researchers from the University of Göttingen in Germany. ...
Producers and Pigs Profit from Manure Management Process
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientists have worked with farmers, state agencies and businesses to improve pig manure management for healthier pigs, profits and environment, writes Ann Perry in the latest issue of Agricultural Research. ...
London Swine Conference 2010
The London Swine Conference 2010 was held in London, Ontario, Canada on 31 March and 1 April 2010. The theme of the meeting was 'Focus on the Future'....
Risk Management for Pork Producers
Risk management is a structured approach to managing uncertainty, writes ThePigSite LatinAmerica Editor, Chris Wright....
Foaming Manure
A warning about the danger of explosions when manure forms a foam, from Robert Chambers, engineer specialising in swine and sheep housing and equipment with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in the latest issue of Pork...
Pig Farm Practices Survey 2009 - England
The main points of the latest Defra survey of pig farms in England are summarised by Jackie Linden, editor of ThePigSite. ...
Re-Examining Agricultural Regulations in a Changing Climate
Reporting for ThePigSite, Rachel Ralte provides an outline of agricultural necessities as presented by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Science & Technology Advisor to US Secretary of State and to the USAID Administrator, at the 86th annual USDA Agricultural Outlook...
Ractopamine Hydrochloride and the Environmental Sustainability of Pork Production
It is proven that Paylean can reduce the environmental impact of pork production because of the improvement in nitrogen and water utilisation, according to K.A. Ross and oc-authors in the 2008 Annual Research Report from the Prairie Swine Centre. ...
Costs of Future Welfare, Environmental Regulations to Dutch Pig Farmers
New regulations on animal welfare and ammonia emissions due to come into effect in the Netherlands in 2013 will cost €240 per fattening pig place and €500 per sow, according to a new report from the Agricultural Economics group of Wageningen University...
Impacts of Increasing Meat Consumption
Continuing along the existing global trajectory of increasing meat and dairy consumption is likely to lead to further agricultural intensification of both crop yields and farm animal production systems plus, in the case of the ‘Western high-meat’...
Evaluation of a Treatment Method to Control Hydrogen Sulphide Emission from Swine Manure
Adding the metabolic inhibitor, molybdate, to pig manure maintained low levels of hydrogen sulphide over a six-month monitoring period, according to B. Predicala, L. Moreno and M. Nemati in the 2008 Annual Research Report from Prairie Swine Centre. ...
Evaluating Energy Usage and Various Energy Conservation Strategies for Swine Barns
Energy savings up to 47,391 kWh electricity (79 Kwh/sow) or 88,404 cubic metres of natural gas (147 cubic metres per sow) can be achieved, report B. Predicala and D. Asis in the 2008 Annual Research Report from Prairie Swine Centre. ...
Effectiveness of Various Methods of Deploying Nanoparticles to Reduce Odour and Gas Emissions from Swine Manure
Zinc oxide nanoparticles have the potential to reduce significantly ammonia and hydrogen sulphide levels in manure, according to B. Predicala and D. Asis in the 2008 Annual Research Report from Prairie Swine Centre. ...
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