Importance Of Air Circulation And Ventilation In Agriculture

Agriculture

When operating an agricultural environment, ventilation and air circulation is crucial for two primary reasons. One, because the likes of heat stress during the hot summer months can have a detrimental effect on the animals (think cow, hog, pig and poultry on the farm), which thereby lowers their productivity and the quality of the product they produce. Secondly, exhaust and ventilation systems also help control not only heat, but odor in agriculture environments like farms and barnyards.

Thankfully, there’s a variety of equipment you can install to accomplish both of these primary goals. One is a low volume high speed fan, or LVHS fan. These are most effective when they’re placed in rows of a barn or farmhouse, to work directionally. High volume speed fans are another option, and comparatively use 80 percent less power than their low speed counterparts.

There are other exhaust type fans and circulation style fans that can also be deployed in the agricultural environment to reduce the heat and humidity. Perhaps the most basic option is the ceiling fan. These are usually installed in factories and warehouses to cool workers in the summer and push hot air from the ceiling to the floor in the winter, but they can also be utilized in the agriculture environment as a climate control option.

Finally, before you install any type of exhaust or air circulation fan, it’s a good idea to take a look at how your area is set up. What type of natural ventilation or any type of breeze do you have running through the facility? After analyzing this, you can make a more educated and responsible decision on what equipment will best keep your animals comfortable, while keeping your budget in mind. Remember, in order to get the most out of your animals, you need to ensure that they’re healthy. Ensuring that they’re comfortable is a big part of this. So which equipment is best for your barn?

 

Finally, before you install any type of exhaust or air circulation fan, it’s a good idea to take a look at how your area is set up. What type of natural ventilation or any type of breeze do you have running through the facility? After analyzing this, you can make a more educated and responsible decision on what equipment will best keep your animals comfortable, while keeping your budget in mind. Remember, in order to get the most out of your animals, you need to ensure that they’re healthy. Ensuring that they’re comfortable is a big part of this. So which equipment is best for your barn?



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