Hilgardia
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Hilgardia

Hot weather effects on swine: Controlled air temperatures and relative humidity aid in study of weight gains and well being of hogs

Authors

Hubert Heitman
E. H. Hughes

Authors Affiliations

Hubert Heitman, Jr., is Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry and Assistant Animal Husbandman in the Experiment Station, Davis; Elmer H. Hughes is Professor of Animal Husbandry and Animal Husbandman in the Experiment Station, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 3(11):5-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v003n11p5. November 1949.

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Abstract

Environmental temperatures of approximately 75° F for hogs weighing 70 to 144 pounds and 60° F for hogs between 166 and 260 pounds were the temperatures under which experimental swine at Davis made the largest daily gain and required the least amount of feed to produce 100 pounds of gain when the temperature was kept constant.

Heitman H, Hughes E. 1949. Hot weather effects on swine: Controlled air temperatures and relative humidity aid in study of weight gains and well being of hogs. Hilgardia 3(11):5-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v003n11p5
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