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Heating energy consumption, heat losses and heating energy saving possibilities in case broiler house in Finland
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 131610092, 2013 Kansas City, Missouri, July 21 - July 24, 2013. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/aim.20131610092) @2013
Authors: Mari Tuulia Rajaniemi, Juuso Väinö Vihtori Tuure, Jukka Matias Ahokas
Keywords: Heating broiler production energy saving heat losses energy consumption
000 birds per batch were grown annually. Birds reached approximately 1.8 kg carcass weight after the 38 days growing period. House was pre-heated to 33Â°C when birds arrived and temperature was decreased stepwise to 20Â°C by the end of the growing period. House was heated mainly on renewable energy. Heating was needed year-round. Heating energy consumption during the broiler batch and pre-heating were on average 1.34 kWh per 1 kg of carcass weight and 64.4 MWh per batch. Heating energy consumption varied a lot between batches and growing weeks. Age of bird and outdoor temperature had a big effect on energy use. A large amount of heat was lost through the ventilation especially at the end of growing period during cold seasons.