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Pigs air quality

humidity sensor

Air quality in pig bars is still a challenge, considering that the majority of climate control systems are strictly controlled based on air temperature.

To Achieve ideal environmental conditions for pigs ideally request to monitor three most important air quality variables: relative humidity, carbon dioxide and ammonia. Good quality air will lead to a healthier environment for both pigs and people working at the facilities.

Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide is produced by heating systems, exhalation by pigs and release from manure. To high carbon dioxide concentrations can lead pigs discomfort and restlessness which may lead to vice and tail biting.


High ammonia concentrations can lead to poor feed conversions, reduced weight gains, and increased susceptibility to diseases.

Relative humidity

Low relative humidities (i.e. lower then 50%) will tend to result in higher heating costs and a dusty environment. Higher relative humidities (i.e. higher then 70%) can lead to wet litter and high ammonia concentrations.

Opticon computerized pig air quality solutions

Our computerized pig air quality solutions provides the possibility to measure and monitor relative humidity, carbon dioxide, ammonia allowing farm managers to maintain proper air quality without over ventilation and driving up heating costs.