Commercial Pig Unit Energy Monitoring Project
Findings from a two year study of energy consumption and use on commercial
Year of Publication2009
In 2006 BPEX commissioned a 2-year project with Farmex Ltd to monitor electrical energy consumption of commercial pig farms. The study involved monitoring the energy that each piece of equipment used, when it was used, and most importantly the interaction with building and pig performance. A range of farm and building types across England were selected to enable comparisons to be made between different production systems. Additional electrical meters were installed on participating farms to enable power consumption and operating time to be linked; temperature, heater operation, ventilation control, lighting and feed systems were all included.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy > Pig production
- Subject Collection > Greenhouse Gas
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact
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