Control temperature variation in finishing houses, Farmex advises

As autumn weather continues to bring milder days and colder nights, managing director at Farmex, Hugh Crabtree, has advised pig farmers to check ventilation in finishing houses, as large swings between daytime and night-time temperatures can trigger vices, such as tail-biting, particularly in finishing houses.

To help overcome thses challenges, the ventilation supplier has developed a feature called ‘Rate Limit’ for Dicam control systems. It automatically slows down the rate at which room temperature falls back to the set temperature overnight when the outside temperature during the day has been fairly high, reducing the day/night temperature variation.

Mr Crabtree added: “Because of the welfare – as well as economic – implications of vices he advises pig farmers to get their ventilation checked to make sure it is working properly whatever system they are using.”

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