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Heat and Moisture Production for Cattle and Poultry on Animal and House Level

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

Citation:  Paper number  024179,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.9390) @2002
Authors:   Soeren Pedersen
Keywords:   Cattle, poultry, heat production, moisture production, animal activity, diurnal variation

Experiences from field experiments over the last two decades show that by calculation of heat and moisture production in conventional animal houses, it is important to take into account evaporation of water from feed, water and manure. Furthermore, the traditional steady state model for animal heat production should be replaced by a dynamic model, taking into account the diurnal rhythm due to feeding and light regime.

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