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1) Bird performance within a tunnel-ventilated houses is determined more by bird density than air temperature Download the complete article
Skip to the beginning of the images gallery Poultry housing can be as crude or elaborate as you wish to build as long as you provide the following: Protection A good poultry house protects the birds from the elements (weather), predators,...
Managing by the “average” of anything can be a potentially dangerous concept when it comes to growing birds. For instance, when tunnel ventilating market-age broilers the average house temperature could be 80oF, which isn’t necessarily a problem, but it...
As an incubation specialist, I always visit our customers with a clear vision; to keep the hatchery abreast of the latest ideas and to maximize the hatchability and quality of the day-old chicks. While my focus is on the...
Feed distribution is a cornerstone of successful poultry farming, affecting livestock health and egg or meat yield. Advances in technology have brought automated feed distribution systems. Chain feeding systems paired with advanced bin sensors and augers have streamlined the automation...
An outbreak of egg-related Salmonella enteritidis infections in humans can lead to serious trouble for table egg producers. Flock owners can find themselves with their birds and eggs quarantined and their markets lost. An effective cleanout program for both...
ABSTRACT The importance of lighting regimen is increasing with the industrialization of poultry production, as lighting has been intimately associated with not only the establishment of rhythm and synchronous physiology of broiler chickens, but also the secretion of hormones associated...
Introduction When properly managed, composting is an effective method for poultry mortality disposal. Many factors, such as temperature, time, and moisture content, affect the composting process. One factor that is crucial to the success of composting is the carbon (C)...
Controlled atmosphere stunning in broiler processing has many advantages in terms of production efficiency, yield, product quality and animal well-being. Still, there might be some questions concerning CAS anesthetization, particularly about the implementation, the costs and more. 1. Why should...
8 tips to help improve air quality Poor air quality in a cage-free house affects not only the birds but also the workers. Neither people nor birds enjoy being in a house with strong smells, hot temperatures, wet litter, or...
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