Perfecting the Pig Environment

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Through several case studies presented by commercial pig farmers, this well-documented record demonstrates the theory and practice of managing the pig environment and confronts the expensive consequences of getting it wrong. Solutions are provided, such as the systematic monitoring of the pig environment, which can expose shortcomings and suggest cost-effective ways to improve poor environmental conditions. Better ventilation, air quality, and temperature control are important factors discussed in this well-researched account that will benefit pig-production professionals and students alike.


Paul Smith is the founder and director of Pork Chain Solutions Limited and the creator of PIGSPEC, an independent consultancy operating in the private sector. He has also worked at the Agricultural Development and Advisory Services' Great House Experimental Husbandry Farm. Hugh Crabtree is the cofounder of Farm Energy & Control Services Limited and a researcher of thermal performance of pig buildings at Reading University. Nick Bird is a director and founding member of both Farm Energy & Control Services Limited and Dicam Technology.