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Article published the June 13, 2024
You are frying eggs for breakfast. You get distracted and the next thing you know your eggs are burning and your kitchen is filling with smoke. What do you do first? Open the window to get rid of the smoke or remove the skillet from the stove to stop the generation of the smoke? You of course, remove the skillet from the stove, then open windows because opening the windows in itself doesn't so ...
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Video published on February 9, 2024
Mike Czarick (University of Georgia) explains how important it is to have the right combination of static pressure and inlet opening, as well as considering outside temperature, in this Engormix interview during IPPE 2024 in Atlanta, USA.
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Video published on February 9, 2024
Mike Czarick (University of Georgia) shares insights and test results on the benefits of uniform floor heating, in this Engormix interview during IPPE 2024 in Atlanta, USA.
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IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2024
Article published the December 5, 2023
A fast-growing broiler produces a surprising amount of heat, roughly 10 - 15 Btu/hr per pound of body weight. To put this in perspective, a single match produces one Btu/hr of heat which means that a four-pound broiler has essentially 40 to 60 matches of heat being produced within it. An eight-pound broiler would have 80 to 120 matches of heat within it, heat it must continually rid itself of in o ...
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Article published the December 5, 2023
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 80°F, which isn’t necessarily a problem, but it hides the fact that it could be 70°F at the pad end and 90°F at the fan end of the house which definitely would be d ...
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Article published the December 5, 2023
When it comes to predicting the likelihood that birds will experience heat stress conditions on a given day, knowing outside relative humidity first thing in the morning is not particularly useful. Though air moisture levels have significant impact on bird comfort, relative humidity is constantly changing over the course of a day. In the morning relative humidity will tend to be between 80 and 100 ...
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Article published the December 5, 2023
The air speed in a tunnel-ventilated house is determined simply by dividing a house’s tunnel fan capacity by the cross-sectional area of the house:Air speed = Tunnel fan capacity (cubic feet per min)                          Cross-sectional area (square feet)To increase air speed, either tunnel fan capacity needs to be increase ...
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Article published the December 1, 2023
Unlike many aspects of operating a tunnel-ventilated house during hot weather, the performance of an evaporative cooling pad system is relatively predictable. This is because there are well defined relationships between the cooling produced by a pad system and water usage, pad area, outside temperature/humidity, and water temperature. Since most evaporative cooling pads are essentially identical a ...
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Article published the December 1, 2023
Preventing injury to a chicken’s foot pads (paws) is very important for a number of reasons. First, chicken paws are a valuable product, a delicacy in some cultures, and often sell for as much as two to three times as breast meat on a per-pound basis. Secondly, foot pad lesions can become infected, resulting in leg problems and a decrease in overall bird performance. Last but not least, a ch ...
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