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...
Ammonia Monitoring in Barns Using Simple Instruments This article describes simple relatively-inexpensive instruments for detecting ammonia gas concentration in animal housing to assure proper air quality. Examples of pull tube with pump for gas concentration detection. Farmers who have frequent exposure to...
If only there were a heat exchanger that could withstand the filth generated by a poultry farm, then Québec farmers could finally see their energy bill reduced. Well, this is now possible thanks to a novel and promising solution...
Poultry Producer Tips and Tricks for Bird House Tunnel Ventilation The perfect poultry barn environment includes plenty of accessible feed, clean water and ideal air quality and temperature. These are all important conditions to maximize feed conversion. Good ventilation is an...
By Marvin Brubacher Cumberland District Manager 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...
Taking the time now to clean and adjust your cool cell system will save time later and improve the system’s performance during the season. 1) Remove the top pad retainers. 2) Remove the pads and prop them against the building. Using...
This publication focuses on important aspects of evaluating and troubleshooting farm animal housing environment and ventilation system performance. Hand-held instruments are used to document conditions and performance of environment in animal facilities Good air quality leads to healthy animals and...
Ventilation fans are no different than any other piece of equipment on the farm...they perform better with annual maintenance. Doing that maintenance now means you will not be doing it in the summer heat. Dirty fan shutters can reduce...
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