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Pork producers tips on conserving propane

AMES – With the recent spike in propane prices, it’s never too soon to start conserving heating energy. Pork producers may have propane contracted at a reasonable rate, but managing heating costs should always be a priority, especially when expenses are rising.

“Often the first idea for saving heating fuel in hog buildings is to add insulation,” said Jay Harmon, professor in Ag and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University. “However, ventilation management should actually come first because more than 80 percent of the heat loss in a swine building is due to improper ventilation.” Harmon offers these tips for conserving propane this winter.

Read the full story and list of tips for conserving propane here.