A new pig building ventilation guide, designed to give producers a “better understanding” of the principles of ventilation and the types of system now available, has been launched by AHDB Pork.
“A well-managed and efficient working ventilation system will draw fresh air into a building and remove stale air, which will contain a proportion of microbes, dust, harmful gases and water vapour,” said AHDB Pork’s environment and building research coordinator, Susan Rabbich.
“This process helps to improve the overall housed environment for pigs and a system that is effectively circulating air can have a positive impact on health and performance which, ultimately, can help improve the bottom line.”
The new guide can be downloaded from the board’s website. Hard copies are also available on request.
“What’s really nice (about the new guide) is that it features producer case studies,” said Ms Rabbich. “Farmers can therefore relate to the problems other producers have encountered and learn how to overcome them.”