Logistics Issues in the Brazilian Pig Industry: A Case-Study of the Transport Micro-Environment - IFIP-AICT-459 Access content directly
Conference Papers Year : 2015

Logistics Issues in the Brazilian Pig Industry: A Case-Study of the Transport Micro-Environment

Abstract

Inadequate thermal characteristics inside a truck during livestock transport might lead to an important decrease meat quality and increase swine mortality. This study aims to assess the microenvironment characteristics of the pig transportation truck in tropical regions. These characteristics involve air temperature, relative humidity, wind and vehicle speed, and noise level. The present study compares two pig transportation schedules by assessing the ambient and pig surface temperature, and calculating the environmental temperature and humidity index (THI). The surface temperature was recorded using a thermal camera. Results showed that thermal characteristics inside the truck varied between the farm and the slaughterhouse plant $$(p < 0.0489)$$(p<0.0489). The unloading process at the slaughterhouse plant impacted the pigs surface temperature $$(p < 0.027)$$(p<0.027) more than the loading management at the farm.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
346972_1_En_17_Chapter.pdf (299.03 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Files produced by the author(s)
Loading...

Dates and versions

hal-01417452 , version 1 (15-12-2016)

Licence

Attribution

Identifiers

Cite

Sivanilza Teixeira Machado, Irenilza De Alencar Naas, João Gilberto Mendes dos Reis, Rodrigo Couto Santos, Fabiana Ribeiro Caldara, et al.. Logistics Issues in the Brazilian Pig Industry: A Case-Study of the Transport Micro-Environment. IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Sep 2015, Tokyo, Japan. pp.136-143, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-22756-6_17⟩. ⟨hal-01417452⟩
44 View
150 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More