Ammonia concentration evaluation in deep-bedded and concrete floor housing systems for grow-finish Swine in Brazil

M. B. Cordeiro, I. F.F. Tinôco, R. B. Vigoderis, P. A.V. Oliveira, R. S. Gates, H. Xin

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Abstract

Swine production represents an important economic and social activity in Brazil, however, its traditional exploration is considered by the ambient institutions as an activity of great pollutant potential. The objective of this study was to compare ammonia level in the traditional slatted concrete floor system, a bedded system with wood shavings on top of the concrete floor, or a bedded system with rice hulls on top of the concrete floor. The study was conducted at the EMBRAPA Swine Research Station in Concordia, Santa Catarina, Brazil during August to November 2002. Significant differences among the treatments were observed; the concrete flooring system had the lowest ammonia levels, whereas both bedded systems shared fairly similar levels. However, these measured values in all the treatments were below the threshold level of 20 ppm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLivestock Environment VII - Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium
EditorsM.J. Briggs, M.E. McCormick
Pages485-487
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventLivestock Environment VII - 7th International Symposium - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2004Oct 22 2004

Publication series

NameLivestock Environment VII - Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium

Other

OtherLivestock Environment VII - 7th International Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period10/20/0410/22/04

Keywords

  • Ammonia
  • Housing systems
  • Swine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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