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Executive summary

Ventilation for livestock and poultry barns, Publication 833, provides livestock and poultry producers with information about:

  • basic ventilation design principles
  • ventilation installation
  • operational requirements
  • maintenance of ventilation equipment

The book provides examples that demonstrate how various principles and components are interconnected in real livestock and poultry barns. It also provides guidelines for contractors and producers who install and/or operate ventilation systems.

This book can be used as a guide for engineers, but because it does not supply all the necessary theory and information, it should not be used as an engineering manual on ventilation systems. Check the reference material included in the book for a more comprehensive discussion on the ventilation of livestock and poultry facilities.

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