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Best of the Pig Site 2017: Ventilation

8 December 2017, at 12:00am

Today in The Pig Site's selection of the best articles from 2017...

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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