DOL 53 Ammonia Sensor: A First Look

Published on: 10/04/2020
Author/s : Michael Czarick 1, Connie Mou 2 and Brian Fairchild 3. / 1 Extension Engineer, University of Georgia; 2 Graduate Student, University of Georgia; 3 Extension Poultry Scientist, University of Georgia.

High ammonia affects broilers in many ways. Research has shown that ammonia concentrations as low as 25 ppm can reduce bird weights at 28 days of age by two to seven percent while 50 ppm ammonia has been shown to reduce bird weights from 16 and 19 percent (F.N. Reece et. al., 1980, D.M. Miles, et. al., 2004). Ammonia exposure has also been shown to reduce feed conversion by approximately one point...

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October 4, 2020

In my opinion, the heaviest indoor gas is carbon dioxide. If we install a carbon dioxide sensor in the cells, we will be comfortable with ammonia.

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