Fattening pigs on the other site
The new fattening pig house is also designed as a 2-storey house. The air enters the house on both ends and is also cooled there via air/water heat exchangers in the incoming air. The cooling makes it possible to ventilate a maximum of 50 m3/hour per meat pig under these tropical conditions.
A total of 12 centrally located cooling machines of 125 kW cooling each have been installed (total cooling capacity of 1,500 kW). Per end wall, 10 air/water heat exchangers of 8,000 m3/hour each have been installed. In total, a maximum of 160,000 m3/hour is ventilated in the barn. Without INDICO cooling, this would have been at least 2 to 3 times more.
The electrical energy consumption of the houses is higher than houses without INDICO-cooling systems (electricity needed for cooling machines and pumps), but production is so much higher that the extra investment in electricity costs is more than recouped from the technical results (reduced feed conversion, reduced mortality, higher growth, fewer fertility problems and longer life of the animals).