Webinar to Discuss Evaporative Cooling Pads for Swine Facilities

With warmer weather on its way, cooling pads need to be fully functioning to keep pigs thermally comfortable

April 29, 2020, 3:19 pm | Brett Ramirez

AMES, Iowa – Heat stress can have major negative impacts on pig production. As outdoor temperatures begin to warm up, evaporative cooling pads need to be fully functional to provide a cooled environment for pigs.

A 20-minute webinar to help those in the pork industry understand evaporative cooling pad principles has been scheduled for May 1 at 11 a.m. An opportunity to ask questions will be included in the webinar.

swine in barn.Topics to be discussed include operation principles and design considerations.

Presenters will include Brett Ramirez, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, and Jay Harmon, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director for Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach at Iowa State.

“Producers can expect to increase their understanding of the principles of evaporative cooling pads and will be able to apply this information to improve their operation,” said Ramirez.

Participants must pre-register online. Viewing details will be sent to registered participants prior to the webinar.


Original photo: Swine in barn.

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