Best of the Pig Site 2017: Ventilation

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General ventilation principles to maximise pig productivity

6 January 2017

Pig production around the globe has become very sophisticated with well-controlled environments that, if controlled properly, maximise animal well-being and production efficiency. The major thermal challenge in pig housing is economical mitigation of heat stress. Unlike cold weather periods where relatively inexpensive heating devices can be used to optimise thermal conditions, mechanical compression cooling methods are generally cost prohibitive, write Steven J. Hoff, PhD, PE and Brett C. Ramirez, GRA Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University.

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Emily Houghton

Editor, The Pig Site

Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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