Outdoor climate house for fattening pigs

Projekt Informationen


Outdoor climate house for pig fattening


Rheda-Wiedenbrück, DE


Bühlmeyer farm, Rheda-Wiedenbrück


KARI-FARMING GmbH, Herzebrock-Clarholz


KARI-FARMING GmbH, Herzebrock-Clarholz


October 2018 – January 2019

Projekt Details


The growing requirements placed on animal comfort and various economic benefits have led to the adoption of outdoor climate houses as part of standard pig farming practice. Variations in the climatic conditions achieved by dividing the house into different functional areas provide a stimulus for the animals to move. Even under changing outdoor weather conditions, good air quality is generally maintained within the house so as to promote animal comfort.


These criteria were fully met by the new outdoor climate house with 600 fattening places built on the Bühlmeyer farm. The client - Bühlmeyer - opted for the use of Lubratec side ventilation systems to ensure an unrestricted air flow. One long front of the outdoor climate house was fitted with a Lubratec “top opening” roll-up ventilation system. The selected hanging material was a wind protection mesh, with 30 % open area and 90 % wind break. These features represent an optimum trade-off between weather protection, air change rate and air quality inside the house. Moreover, the roll-up ventilation system allows continuous adjustment of the opening size in response to the climatic conditions. Supply ventilation on the eastern front is provided via a lift window with 16 mm, translucent, UV-stable polycarbonate panels. A controlled fresh air supply is even possible on cold days. The air sinks into the inspection gangway and mixes with the indoor air above the pen cover. The energy savings in winter due to improved thermal insulation are a further bonus. The roller blind front, made from textile mesh fabric, reliably protects the straw and fodder store against any weather conditions while also facilitating access by large vehicles.


- Fresh air and day light

- Robust, energetic and well-balanced pigs

- Wind and weather protection

- Cost-effective solution compared to heavy constructions

- Energy savings due to better thermal insulation