Researchers explored all aspects of energy use in hog production from the perspective of two systems currently in use in Iowa—conventional confinement systems and bedded hoop barns.
How much energy does it take to raise a pig in different systems in Iowa?
The project answered the question by calculating direct and indirect energy flows into and through pig production systems based on physical material flows.
Year of Grant Completion
Honeyman, Mark S. and Lammers, Peter J., "Energy use and nutrient cycling in pig production systems" (2011). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 391.