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The large power demand from heating, ventilating and lighting pig units means there is potential for big cost savings from making simple energy efficiency improvements. Pig production is energy intensive, but power costs are often overlooked in the drive for greater productivity. Audits undertaken on pig units in Ireland show a huge variation in energy usage ranging from 18kWh per pig produced to 45kWh. See also: How to manage pig aggression The high variation from one farm to another suggests a […]