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.
- 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
Researchers and engineers in animal and veterinary science
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
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- 7th June 2019
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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.
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Production and Veterinary Public Health, Banat University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Timis, Romania
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.
Professor, Department of Animal and Food Science, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, Wisconsin, USA