FORMATION OF HYGROTHERMAL CONDITIONS IN A DEEP-LITTER BARN IN A WINTER SEASON
 
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Katedra Budownictwa Wiejskiego, Uniwersytet Rolniczy w Krakowie, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Kraków
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Grzegorz Nawalany   

University of Agriculture Krakow, Department of Rural Building, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Krakow, Polska
Publication date: 2016-09-09
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2016; 49:74–80
 
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In free stall, the maintenance of animals in the deep litter, the measurements of temperature and relative humidity of indoor air, temperature and relative humidity of the outside air were conducted. Observation also covered the thermal conditions of litter and its thickness. The study covered the winter period from 1st of December to 28th of February. The study showed that during the winter there is a slight risk of unfavorable thermal conditions for dairy cattle in the barn. The analysis of the obtained results showed a significant effect of the number of animals present in the barn on thermal conditions and humidity. The increase in stocking density in the barn affects the increase of the internal temperature and relative humidity.