Pork water balance model development

Project goal

To develop an easy to use, accessible, daily water balance model for Australian Piggeries.

Project summary

The WatBal computer model described in this report, was developed in response to a need identified by APL for a relatively simple, widely accessible, daily water balance model, designed specifically for modelling Australian piggeries.

Value for producers:

  • Assist individual producers negotiating planning approvals for new and expanding piggeries.
  • Assist both the consultants involved in preparing proposals for new developments, and the regulatory officers who are responsible for assessing development approval applications.
  • Give confidence to nearby landholders and the general public that new piggery developments have been designed to minimise the risk of environmental contamination resulting from excessive spillage of effluent storage ponds.

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