Journal or Book Title
Applied Engineering in Agriculture
Research Focus Area(s)
Animal Production Systems Engineering
An energy efficient swine nursery house was designed and evaluated. The design included heated pig brooder boxes, natural ventilation, and passive solar heating. Early weaned pig performance was satisfactory and energy consumption was less than a conventional nursery house. This nursery house has been enthusiastically accepted by South Carolina swine producers.
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Harmon, Jay D.; Christenbury, Gerald D.; and Albrecht, John E., "Field Evaluation of a Low Energy Swine Nursery Facility" (1994). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 88.