Benchmarking Energy Costs in Swine Barns
Energy intensive tasks are involved in swine production. As prices for energy increase along with greenhouse gas concerns, reducing energy use is crucial to reduce cost. Benchmark information was gathered to conduct energy audits documenting energy use in order to evaluate possible energy-saving measures for the future. A high variability was noted in similar barns. Computer simulation will be used to evaluate energy saving measures.
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