This member gave a presentation on January 25, 2021
At the following event:
IPPE Marketplace - International Production & Processing Expo 2021
Participation in Forum on December 18, 2020
Tim M. Asbridge :
That’s a frequently asked question, and I don’t have a personal experience yet. Similar sprinkling concept was tested many years ago (2001) by Hongwei Xin’s group, who was at Iowa State University for many years, on cooling laying hens. One of their field trials conducted in an A-frame cage facility demonstrated benefits of partial surface wetting on egg production during hot day ...
Article published the December 10, 2020
Maintaining bird comfort during the hot, humid summer is critical for optimum weight gain, feed conversion, and livability. In most situations, modern-day poultry houses are equipped with tunnel ventilation systems with large exhaust fans at one end and evaporative cooling pads at the opposite end. Evaporative pads are chosen mainly for their high efficiency, while foggers (low-pressure misting sy ...
Article published the July 23, 2019
Market broilers face a variety of stresses, including feed and water withdrawal, vehicle vibration, and noise during live hauls from farms to processing plants. Among these, complex thermal environments have been identified as a major factor inducing physiological stress [1–9], with the most stressful stimuli being the extremes of heat and cold, contributing to seasonal ...
Video published on March 13, 2019
Yi Liang (University of Arkansas) talked about temperature, humidity and wind variations during transportation, as well as the effect of density, during IPPE 2019 in Atlanta, USA.
Photo posted on December 14, 2018
Dr. Yi Liang
Article published the October 30, 2018
Keeping birds comfortable during hot, humid weather is critical for optimizing weight gains, feed conversion and livability. Improved growth rates and the trend to heavier average market weights contribute to greater heat loads in modern broiler barns. While the poultry industry has made significant strides to minimize seasonal effects, even the best housing design can still result i ...
This member gave a presentation on January 29, 2018
At the following event:
IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2018
Article published the February 6, 2017
Good litter management and proper ventilation are critical to preventing footpad dermatitis (FPD) and maintaining health in poultry flocks. Footpad dermatitis first became an issue for the poultry industry in the 1980s, but it surely existed long before that time. The condition is known by a variety of names, including pododermatitis and contact dermatitis. It is characterized by inflammation and ...
Article published the August 20, 2014
Figure 1 shows the outside temperature and relative humidity during the last three weeks on a farm growing a 56-day-old broiler during the month of August in 2013. Though the weather was relatively mild, outside temperatures still reached between 86oF and 90o F during the day with relative humidity running between 55 and 60%. Typically, with older broilers, evaporative coolin ...