Maximizing pork production involves many factors. Everything from air quality and temperature control to feeders and flooring will have an effect on profitability. Optimizing the animals’ environment can add to your bottom line.
One very important way to save fuel is to have good air mixing so as to prevent temperature stratification with warm air staying near the ceiling and cold air collecting at animal level. Mixing or stirring up the air in the swine unit produces less of a temperature difference from ceiling to floor and more uniformity from wall to wall. Proper ventilation techniques and air inlet management are very important in promoting good air mixing in cold weather.