Litter quality inside opened broiler houses in the tropics is a major problem. However , most farmers do not see them as a problem.
19.07.2012, Dear Dr. Brain & Dr. Mike Thank you very much for presenting a drying protocol on how to find out litter moisture. As you have said that it is a labour intensive and results can be obtained after 24 hours, this measurement is a valuable piece of information particularly for close house broiler operations. Very simple method described clearly and one does not have to grope in the dark about litter moisture hereafter. In laboratory, we normally maintain a temperature of about 105 oC (221 oF) for estimating moisture but in the protocol you have described is far lesser than that. Could you please highlight on this. Best Regards, D.C.Hettiarachchi
Dr. Brian, Thank you for the quick response. I have already circulated the method in our management circle, this would help us to improve the litter quality in our evap. coiling broiler houses. Best Regards D.C.Hettiarachchi - Sri Lanka
Mike, I love this topic but to which extent do you think your formula can go in calculating the M.C
Informative article for technical staff especially poultry house management.