Infra-red brooding of intensive livestock


Infra-red heating or brooding has become highly adaptable to the high density stocking and modern management practices associated with commercial animal production. This Agfact explains how infrared can be used effectively to maintain the body temperatures of intensive livestock. It includes information on the following:

  • zone of thermoneutrality
  • heating techniques
  • infra-red heating
  • measuring temperature in a production shed
  • hanging heights of brooders


Agfact A0.2.3 First Edition

Published: 01 Oct 2003