Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1994

Journal or Book Title

Applied Engineering in Agriculture

Volume

10

Issue

5

First Page

729

Last Page

733

Abstract

An energy efficient 12-crate farrowing house was designed and evaluated on a South Carolina swine farm. Pig performance was 9.2 pigs weaned per litter with 5% mortality, both were better than the national average. Energy consumption was less than estimates for a conventional 12-crate farrowing house with estimates of savings ranging between $288 and $467. Winter operation requires extra herdsman attention during farrowing periods.

Comments

This article is from Applied Engineering in Agriculture 10, no. 5 (1994): 729–733.

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Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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