Ammonia emission from animal husbandry has to be reduced in the Netherlands by 70% in the year 2005, compared with the emission level in 1980. Moreover, new odour legislation requires measurements of the odour emissions of the main conventional and newly developed housing systems. Research was carried out into the emission of ammonia and odour from a mechanically ventilated housing system for does and fattening rabbits. The rabbits were housed in wire gauze cages. The manure was collected on a roughly woven transport belt. The manure was removed regularly. Urine could leach through cracks in the belt to a urine pit.
|Name||Rapport / Wageningen UR, Agrotechnology & Food Innovations|
|Publisher||Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group|
- odour emission
- rabbit housing
- air quality
- ammonia emission