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G87-845 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Recommended Practices), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock Jan 1987

G87-845 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Recommended Practices), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes some of the specialized wiring practices and equipment required in agricultural buildings.

During June 1982, electrical system failures resulted in animal losses in excess of $100,000 on three Nebraska swine farms. In 1983, more than $45,000 worth of feeder pigs were electrocuted on another Nebraska farm. Dairy and beef animals also have been electrocuted--as have producers. A survey of more than 400 Nebraska farms revealed that over 50 percent have problems due to poor on-farm wiring. A more recent survey of 14 farms revealed none with 100 percent properly wired buildings. Many had conditions which ...


G87-846 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Checklist), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock Jan 1987

G87-846 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Checklist), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide is a checklist to help in evaluating both existing and new electrical installations for agricultural buildings.

Good electrical system design and installation is required to assure a safe, efficient system. Good practices and appropriate equipment are essential.