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Ventilation & Air Quality

Ventilation & Air Quality

Odor and Dust Mitigation

Odor and dust are common concerns for livestock production facilities. There are a number of best management practices available to producers to mitigate both odor and dust. We have compiled a list of commonly used practices for producers.  

Ventilation Requirements

New research has shown that previous ventilation rate recommendations are insufficient for today’s modern genetics, especially for swine facilities. The differences in the old standards and the new ventilation rate recommendations are discussed here. 

On-Farm Biofilters

Biofiltration of exhaust air from livestock facilities is a commonly used best management practice in parts of the United States and around the world. Here you will find information on biofilter implementation and management for on-farm applications.  

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