A better grip on stable climate
To measure is to know
An optimal climate in the stable is an important precondition for animal health and welfare. Through ‘Connecting Agri & Food’, the participants had online access to the most recent measurement data via Intelligent Barn. Pig farmers are able to monitor the climate in the stable using Intelligent Barn technology. This gives participants insight into the temperature, relative humidity, air pressure and CO2-level. The current data is clearly displayed on the farmer’s dashboard. This gives the pig farmer a better grip on production conditions. The pig farmer gains a better insight and can make timely adjustments if necessary.
Findings and conclusions
The project has provided insights into the stability of the department climate. Among the group of participants, there are differences in the amount and stability of the humidity and CO2 level. Concrete recommendations for the participants concern adjustments to climate management: adjusting the course of the target temperature during the round, lowering or raising the target temperature or more ventilation at the end of a round. In addition, some participants already started to actively focus on data during the project phase, resulting in discernible improvements in levels. The chairman of suppliers association StarFarmers, Jaap Kreuger, satisfactorily concludes: “The results provide concrete stepping stones for us and will help us to move forward.”