Setting up a new pig stable at Stenbrogård

Expanding the production capacity of a pig farm in Denmark, while improving animal welfare and reducing NH3 emissions.

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Project summary: 

Stenbrogård is a conventional Danish producer of pigs for slaughter. Before the start of the project, the farm produced a total of 3 000 piglets weighing between seven and 30 kg and managed a total of 195 ha of land. The total number of Livestock Units (LU) on the farm was 582.
The project supported establishing a new stable for pigs for slaughter with a capacity of 5 167 boxes. It also involved the construction of a new manure tank to fulfil the cross-compliance requirements for manure storage and be able to use the manure as a fertiliser on the fields.

Project results: 

A new stable for pigs for slaughter production was established with a total capacity of 5 167 boxes. After the investment, the total capacity of the farm has increased to 8 167 boxes.
Thanks to the newly established system, it is estimated that NH3 emissions have decreased to 7 063 kg. This is well below the recommended emission level of 7 746 kg calculated from the list of Best Available Technologies (BAT).
The beneficiary subsequently invested in another project with his own money (around EUR 100 000) of an air to air heat exchanger which is used to heat the floor in the stables. This also contributes to higher energy efficiency and reduced NH3 emissions.