Project ID

E2008-03

Abstract

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.

Key Question

How much energy does it take to raise a pig in different systems in Iowa?

Findings

The project answered the question by calculating direct and indirect energy flows into and through pig production systems based on physical material flows.

Principal Investigator(s)

Mark Honeyman

Co-Investigator(s)

Peter Lammers

Year of Grant Completion

2011

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