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Article published the December 1, 2017
1. Introduction Transport is an essential and critical factor in modern pork production. During transport, pigs experience many undesirable factors and potential weather extremes. Factors that impact the pig’s  well-being during transportation include: space allowance and loading density [1,2], transport duration [3], trailer design [4–6], handling methods [7] and trailer ma ...
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Article published the July 3, 2013
Introduction Emission of gas such as ammonia (NH3) from broiler houses is of interest to establish national inventories and to assess the poultry industry's role in environmental impacts associated with the emissions. These include particulate formation, regional haze, and deposition of oxides of nitrogen downstream from facilities. A national inventory can be developed from careful field measure ...
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Article published the July 3, 2013
Introduction The onset of intensive, controlled environment animal production began only modestly in the mid-­-20th century in the USA as poultry were brought indoors. Of course farmers had provided shelter for their animals for centuries before this. However, several key factors combined at that time to accelerate adoption of such systems, including: relatively inexpensive energy, electrifi ...
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Video published on May 28, 2013
Richard Gates, Professor at the University of Illinois talks about dark houses and he compares the american to the brazilian system.
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