Broiler producers can’t be in every barn at once; that’s why technology like smart controllers and sensors are helping producers do more with the time they have. Unlike poultry barn controllers of the past, today’s smart controller systems, such as...
Proper ventilation is key to poultry health and productivity. Randy Stidham, Cumberland district manager, offers equipment maintenance recommendations to help provide an ideal environment for poultry houses during cold weather. “First and foremost is making sure that all equipment is...
What constitutes an out of feed event? It’s more than just running out of feed when you need it. Sometimes birds can find themselves on empty due to an equipment issue. But a smart controller system can help you...
Overheating is the leading cause of electric motor failure. In Part 1, we discussed the basics of how a motor operates and what happens inside a motor when it burns out. Frequently just replacing the motor does not alleviate the...
Axel Månsson is one of Denmark’s leading producers of organic vegetables and eggs. The 40+ year old company places premium on quality and fresh products while showing care to the surrounding environment. A focus on flexibility and innovation has...
What happens when an electric motor burns out? We typically refer to an electrical motor that has quit working as being burned out. Is that what really happens? Do the insides of a motor burn up, and is that why...
Seven steps to get your barn ready for Winter When the weather begins to change, be ready to keep your birds cozy and make a few adjustments so that poultry houses run as efficiently as possible throughout the winter.  
It’s no surprise that healthy, happy birds are better for the bottom line. Keeping birds' comfort levels consistent is essential if you want a flock that consistently gains weight and converts feed well. Often hot weather is viewed as...
Proper nutrient management is a vital part of all agricultural enterprises, especially for those using any form of manure nutrients. Better understanding of the threats to our water, soil, and environment, and improved nutrient management practices and techniques have...
Proper ventilation is well recognized as one of the most important aspects of poultry production in promoting bird health. A main contributor to high bird stress and low bird weight is an overheated or poorly ventilated poultry barn. A very...
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