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How to Cut Hot Weather's Toll

by 5m Editor
1 July 2001, at 12:00am

By Bill Raufer, Pork Magazine - Giving your facilities a comprehensive cooling inspection can be one of your best time investments. That is, provided you follow up with needed repairs and maintenance.

Take me to Pork Magazine You may be surprised to find "profit leaks" in each building because of the many factors that influence your animals' comfort. Remeber, an uncomfortable animal is an inefficient animal. This year in particular, wasted power can push your bills higher than necessary.

This article presents useful tips on what to look for and what to do about problems in your facilities. Steve Matthis, as an adult-education instructor at Sampson County Community College in North Carolina, has worked with hundreds of pork producers in the hot, humid southeast. Over the past 20 years, he has amassed trnemendous experience on repairing and maintaining hog buildings and equipment of all kinds.

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(July 2001)