Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: Environmental control for confinement livestock housing
Primary Authors: Jones,D. D.
Published: 1980, Purdue University, Cooperative Extension Service, West Lafayette, IN
Abstract: Ventilation is needed at all times in confinement livestock housing to provide oxygen, remove moisture and odors, prevent heat buildup and dilute air-contained disease organisms. Such ventilation is accomplished by either natural or mechanical means. Natural ventilation cannot adequately insure an environmentally-controlled atmosphere, since inside temperatures and air exchange rate fluctuate with outside changes in temperatures and wind conditions. It's use in confinement livestock production, therefore, is limited to large animal housing, usually through sidewall and ridge openings.
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 131