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Ammonia emissions from outdoor fattening pigs on concrete pad – a farm case study

Salomon, Eva; Mjöfors, Kristina and Tersmeden, Marianne (2020) Ammonia emissions from outdoor fattening pigs on concrete pad – a farm case study. In: Proceedings of the IAHA Video Pre-Conference on Organic Animal Husbandry, pp. 44-47.

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Summary

Keeping organic fattening pigs indoors with access to an outdoor concrete pad is common in EU countries. The main environmental impact is related to a risk of high ammonia emissions from excretions on the concrete pad. The objective was to evaluate the effect of frequency of scraping the pigs’ toilet, on ammonia (NH3) emissions. The experiment was conducted at an organic pig farm in southern Sweden over three consecutive days in August. The experiment included four groups of 68 fattening pigs per group, 24 weeks old. Each group had access to an outdoor concrete area (116,4 m2) divided into two sections with a wall.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > POWER
Deposited By: Mukendi, Therese K
ID Code:38458
Deposited On:06 Oct 2020 14:22
Last Modified:06 Oct 2020 14:24
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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