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Methodology for analysis of intensive swine production facility design

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

Citation:  Paper number  064123,  2006 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.21129) @2006
Authors:   Juliano Cesar de Abreu Severo, Fernando da Costa Baêta, Ilda de Fátima Ferreira Tinôco, Antonio Cleber Gonçalves Tibiriçá, Irene Menegali, Maria Clara de Carvalho Guimarães, Hongwei Xin, Angela Green
Keywords:   Design methodology, layout planning, swine facilities

This work was aimed on using Systematic Layout Planning (SLP) methodology to assist in planning of intensive swine production facilities. First, data were collected by local systematic observation. These data were used to make a diagnostic assessment of major existing problems in a swine production system by studying the relationship between production fluxes (of animals, people, feed, equipment and wastes) and the existing layout. Data acquisition, based on the production fluxes, occurred between August and October 2004 in three swine farms of Vale do Piranga region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, because this region has the states second largest concentration of swine. After the study of these fluxes, it was possible to verify, by means of SLP, the proximity relations between the buildings. This SLP may be used as a guideline in the planning of new facilities and for diagnostics of problems due to layout in existing facilities.

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