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Article published the April 25, 2022
Why do we, for the most part, give our chicks 24 hours of light during brooding? Do chicks actually benefit from being able to eat and drink at 2 am? Though it is widely believed that 24 hours of light is essential to maximizing chick performance and health, preliminary trails have found no significant benefit in doing so.Numerous studies have shown that chicks, like all creatures, are essentially ...
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Article published the April 1, 2022
Though paper evaporative cooling pads have been used by poultry producers for decades, plastic pads are a relative new phenomenon. As with any new product, there are a lot of questions. By far the most common question is whether plastic pads can produce the same level of air cooling as traditional paper pads. In short, the answer is yes. But just because plastic pads are capable of producing the s ...
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Article published the March 30, 2022
Though broilers often appear to be evenly distributed throughout a house, more times than not our eyes are deceiving us. Figures 1 and 2 are of the tunnel fan and tunnel inlet ends of a 50' X 600' broiler house with 20-day-old birds. At first glance bird density appears fairly uniform but when examined closely, it becomes apparent that there are more birds near the tunnel doors (far right ...
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This member gave a presentation on January 24, 2022
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IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2022
This member gave a presentation on January 24, 2022
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IPPE - International Production & Processing Expo 2022
News published on August 30, 2021
By Claire Marie Coleman As the No. 1 poultry producing state in the U.S., Georgia’s poultry industry generates more than $3.8 billion annually. Part of sustaining this vibrant economic driver for the state is keeping millions of birds healthy and marketable. A new innovation from University of Georgia poultry researchers may provide a more efficient and effective method of determi ...
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Article published the July 30, 2021
One of the purposes of preheating a broiler house is to insure the litter is properly dried prior to chick placement. Research has shown that the higher the litter moisture level, the higher the level of ammonia production, potential for bacterial growth, paw damage, and likelihood the chicks may be chilled by sitting on cool, damp litter. Furthermore, high litter moisture levels will tend to redu ...
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Article published the July 30, 2021
It may be difficult to comprehend, but water actually doesn’t “flow” in drinker lines...it slowly drifts. In a way it is more appropriate to consider the flow of water in drinker lines as a pond more than as a rushing river. This holds true for a house with day-old birds or even market-age birds.Drinker line flow rates are fairly easy to calculate. For instance, a flock of 50-day ...
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Article published the March 25, 2021
The purpose of a minimum ventilation system is to bring in small amounts of cold fresh air into a house and to warm it as much as possible before it moves down to floor level so as not to chill the birds and to maximize the litter drying potential of the incoming air. Traditionally, poultry producers have utilized a “negative pressure” minimum ventilation system. In a negative pressure ...
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News published on February 26, 2021
This online training series covers a broad range of topics for those new to the poultry industry as well as experienced professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts in many areas of poultry production during the series. Each module within the series will include both basic and advanced instruction. Modules will be made available for viewing separately or in thei ...
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