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Improving energy efficiency in pig units saves money and can improve animal welfare, as Farmers Weekly discovers in the latest of our energy efficiency series. In most indoor pig units the three biggest energy consumers are heating, lighting and ventilation, so it is these areas that offer greatest scope for efficiency savings. Measuring, recording and benchmarking energy use across the business is the first step in improving efficiency, which is often expressed on a kWh per pig or per kg liveweight […]