UGA Hot Weather Management Workshop on April 16-18

Date of publication : 2/26/2018
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On April 16-18, 2018, the Hot Weather Management Workshop will be conducted at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville, Georgia, a few miles from the University of Georgia. This intensive training program has been specifically designed for those who want to learn more about the design and management of modern poultry houses. The workshop consists of lectures as well as hands on group exercises designed to help attendees gain a firm understanding of the principles behind hot weather poultry house management.

Webinar Information:
A webinar has been established for industry personnel that wish to stream the workshop from a distance. During the workshop, you will be able to hear and see the presenters, participate with questions, and see any visuals that are presented.
Workshop Presenters:
Mike Czarick - Extension Engineer - UGA Poultry Science
Dr. Brian Fairchild - Extension Poultry Scientist - UGA Poultry Science
Dr. Justin Fowler - Extension Nutritionist - UGA Poultry Science
Isaac Singletary - Munters
Dr. John Worley - Extension Engineer - UGA Poultry Science
Dr. Guillermo Zavala, DVM - Avian Health International, LLC
Workshop Topics Include:
Feed and heat stress
Bird cooling methods
Basic tunnel ventilation system design
Factors affecting air speed in tunnel houses
Factors affecting air speed uniformity in tunnel houses
Tunnel ventilation and static pressure
Static pressure in tunnel houses
Tunnel fan selection
Hot weather bird health issues
Evaporative cooling basics
Solar power for poultry farms
Answers to a ten common questions about evaporative cooling
Fan & evaporative cooling system maintenance
Hot weather management tips
Evaluating tunnel ventilation system performance
Basic tunnel ventilation system operation
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