Washing Procedures, Auditing Best Management Practices
The top uses of water in swine barns are drinking and cleaning. Reducing water through water conservation strategies will reduce the cost of production and have a more sustainable environmental effect as less manure is produced. Most barns audited pre-soak rooms before washing, though this may not be needed as high pressure washing in fully slatted flooring does not need soaking. If grower-finisher areas have partially slatted floors, pre-soaking is still beneficial. The lowest time spent washing and water volume consumed is from washing with the conventional nozzles. Conventional nozzles and evaluated if pre-soaking is needed can help farms reduce water consumption and related costs.
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