Paul Smith (Author), Hugh Crabtree (Author), Nick Bird (Author)
- Paperback: 90 pages
- Publisher: (September 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 190476181X
- ISBN-13: 978-1904761815
The authors describe proven monitoring techniques which can also interpret data and automatically implement adjustments to environment control systems. Readers are led through a series of case studies from commercial pig farms. Explanations of the source of problems within pig buildings are provided and augmented by graphical data which are explained in simple terms. In particular, the book makes much reference to I.T. devices already in use within other industries and speculates how these will be increasingly used to help pig farmers integrate more closely with their food chain partners.
- Environmental monitoring – theory, common practice and best practice
- The impact of stocking density – pigs generates heat and increasingly need space.
- Data interpretation – making the most of environmental monitoring
- Temperature monitoring – a good starting point for fine-tuning the pig environment.
- Ventilation – the ultimate practical compromise
- Feed and water – always needed but rarely measured
- The consequences of excessive temperature build-up
- I.T. – the global driver of future pig production