Evaluating Energy Usage and Various Energy Conservation Strategies for Swine Barns
In temperate regions like Canada, swine production requires substantial energy input. Costs for energy have been rising so that now, utilities are the third greatest expense. Energy conservation measures were examined to look at possible cost reductions. Each barn varies greatly in energy consumption. By using strategies applied to creep and space heating, lighting, fans, heat recovery and feed motor, potential savings were up to 47,391 kWh electricity (79 kWh/sow).