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Farm Energy: Case Studies - Benchmarking Energy Usage for Swine Producers

Jay Harmon , Dana Schweitzer

Understanding energy consumption in swine facilities can help managers know how much energy is being used and how much should be used. Tools for calculating optimal energy use are included in the publication, as well as tips for what to do if usage is higher than the suggested goals.

Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 02/2016
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