Alternative Swine Management Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128189672

Alternative Swine Management Systems

1st Edition

Authors: Ioan Hutu Gary Onan
Paperback ISBN: 9780128189672
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th July 2019
Page Count: 216
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Description

Alternative Swine Management Systems examines technologically humane substitutions for swine production, focusing specifically on hoop structure systems. Benefits of these alternatives include enhanced animal welfare and reduced capital cost. From small holders involved in low input pig farms, to larger commercial operations, this book instructs users on new technology to improve the quality of animal production, animal welfare and environmental protection points.

Key Features

  • Offers economically efficient, environmentally stable, and socially acceptable alternatives to swine farming
  • Extends regions and climactic conditions for any swine farm location
  • Provides an ideal resource for animal and veterinary science researchers and engineers, as well as swine farm management

Readership

Researchers and engineers in animal and veterinary science

Table of Contents

1. A Brief History of Hoop Barns
2. Location, Design, and Construction
3. Environmental Control and Structure Management
4. Animal Management and Welfare
5. Swine Production Management
6. Gestation Management
7. Efficiency of Swine Production

Details

No. of pages:
216
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128189672

About the Author

Ioan Hutu

Dr. Hutu received his Ph.D. in Animal Reproduction from Banat’s University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine in Timisoara. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Animal Production and Veterinary Public Health, where he teaches courses such as Farming Equipment and Animal Science & Production.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Production and Veterinary Public Health, Banat University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Timis, Romania

Gary Onan

Dr. Onan received his Bachelor of Science (1971) and Master of Science (1981) in Animal Science, and then his Ph.D. (1985) in Meat Science and Muscle Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Animal and Food Science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, USA, where he teaches courses such as Introduction to Animal Science, Animal Physiology, Meat Animal Evaluation, Swine Production, and Sheep Production.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Animal and Food Science, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, Wisconsin, USA

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