Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1994

Journal or Book Title

Applied Engineering in Agriculture

Volume

10

Issue

5

First Page

729

Last Page

733

Research Focus Area(s)

Animal Production Systems Engineering

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.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

Date Available

December 10, 2012

File Format

application/pdf

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