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Comparative study of microclimate and animal performance in five pig fattening houses

Comparative study of microclimate and animal performance in five pig fattening houses

Journees de la Recherche Porcine en France 1976: 325-333

815 Landrace X Large White piglets were fattened in each of 5 pig houses of different design. Within each house, data on air temp., humidity and flow rate was combined with data on body weight and temp. of the pigs to produce a "bioclimatic index", B. Although the buildings had similar external climates, their internal microclimates showed differences that were reflected in their B indexes. In a house of the semi-open type, backfat thickness was significantly lower than in the other 4 houses.

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