SwineCast 0687, Lowering Overnight Nursery Temperatures Yields Significant Energy Savings

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  • At the 2012 Minnesota Pork Congress, Dr. Lee Johnston, professor of Swine Nutrition and Management at the West Central Research and Outreach Center of the University of MN presented research on dropping nighttime temperatures in the nursery and lowering fuel costs some 20%.  However, how you lower the thermostat and the health of the pigs are significant considerations.  Dr. Johnston's full presentation and others will be online soon at

SwineCast 0658, Seeking Alternatives For Big Heat And Ventilation Bills

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Dr. Chris Hurt - Hog Economics in the Biofuels Era

Hog Economics in the Biofuels Era - Dr. Chris Hurt, Purdue University, from the 2011 Boehringer Ingelheim North Carolina Swine Health Seminar, August 12-14, 2011, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA.

Reducing Livestock Emissions

The Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA), held October 3 to 8, 2010 in Banff, Alberta, Canada, produced some usable information to help operations tackle livestock emissions. From, here are Ten Steps Toward Tackling Livestock Emissions:

Congress: Should Ethanol Subsidies Be Extended?

The heat is on again in the U.S. Congress to take action before the end of the year. Next on the list is whether or not to extend the ethanol subsidies.

First up to bat in the debate are Senators Dianne Feinstein and Jon Kyl calling for end end to the ethanol subsidies.

Dr. John Foley - How Do We Feed A Growing World Without Destroying The Planet?

How Do We Feed A Growing World Without Destroying The Planet? - Dr. John Foley - University of Minnesota , Institute of the Environment, from the Leman Pork Conference, September 18-21, 2010, RiverCentre, St Paul, MN, USA.

Dr. Stephen Pohl - "Maintaining" the Bottom Line

"Maintaining" the Bottom Line - Dr. Stephen Pohl, South Dakota State University, from the Iowa Pork Congress, January 27-28, 2010, Des Moines, IA, USA.

U.S. bioenergy policy: Time to refuel?


A recently-released policy paper by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is questioning the United States’ biofuels policy, and rightly so. The paper, “Fundamentals of a Sustainable U.S. Biofuels Policy,” challenges the economic, environmental and logistical basis for ethanol production.

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