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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  144-151 in Swine Housings II Proceedings of the 12-15 October 2003 Conference (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA), Publication Date 12 October 2003.  701P1303.(doi:10.13031/2013.15480)
Authors:   S. L. Neser, B. Rathmer, and A. G. Gronauer
Keywords:   fattening pigs, outdoor climate housing system, litter, partly slatted floor, animal behavior and emission

Different systems of outdoor climate houses for fattening pigs on a practice farm were compared to the existing supplemental heated insulated stable with 400 places. The three different systems were an outdoor climate stable with kennels (partly slatted and with straw litter) and partial slatted floor on liquid manure basis for 600 fattening pigs. The three-year investigations were completed studying the construction, stable climate, animal behavior, costs and achievements, ammonia concentrations and emissions. Results from the investigated systems were comparable with standard usage. In summary, outdoor climate stables with kennels represent an alternative to conventional stable systems and offer a practicable solution for the future. (Download PDF)    (Export to EndNotes)