Impact of floor type on odour emissions in hog production: evaluating average emissions and quantifying their reduction in hog finishing barns

Stéphane Godbout

Researcher, P.Eng., agr., Ph.D.

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Description

The objective of the project was to demonstrate that next generation hog barn design (slatted floors over 2/3 or more of the area) generate less odor.

Objective(s)

  • Develop a simpler method of measuring odor emissions
  • Quantify odour emissions from hog finishing barns based on the type of floor used

From 2016 to 2017

Project duration

Livestock production

Activity areas

Animal welfare, Air quality

Services

IRDA’s work helps farmers make their investments more profitable by increasing the useful life of farm buildings designed with animal welfare in mind.

Partner

Centre de développement du porc du Québec

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