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Motor Size is Poor Indicator of Fan Power Usage
Purchasing an energy-efficient fan is actually quite simple, say Michael Czarick and John Worley, Extension Engineers at the University of Georgia. They recommend ignoring the size of the motor and comparing fans based on how much air they move at the...
Value of Poultry Litter in South Georgia
The University of Georgia's Claudia S. Dunkley and Dan L. Cunningham (both Extension Poultry Scientists at the Department of Poultry Science) and Glendon H. Harris (Extension Soil Scientist at the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences) reveal the results...
Infection Interactions in Ethiopian Village Chickens
Because a number of the poultry pathogens studied and their interactions may impact village chicken health and production, control of these infections is likely to be of importance in future development planning, according to a new international study....
Increasing Evaporative Cooling Pad Set Temperatures
In older broiler houses, many farmers would use the evaporative cooling systems at air temperatures of 80°F or lower but in modern tunnel-ventilated buildings with higher air-speed houses, the use of pads may be delayed without reducing bird performance....
Researchers Compare Effectiveness of Recombinant Infectious Bursal Disease Vaccines
Both vaccines tested in this US study provided better protection in SPF maternal antibody-free white leghorns than in maternal antibody-positive broilers; the level of protection depended on the vaccine and on the challenge viruses. There were also differences...
GTRI Researchers Help Local Equipment Manufacturer Develop Novel Poultry Yield Detection Management System
The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Poultry Deboning Line Screening System is one step closer to making its way to processing plants....
Dynamic Filtration System Could Improve Poultry Processing Wastewater Screening
The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Poultry Deboning Line Screening System is one step closer to making its way to processing plants. ...
Why It Is Beneficial to Pre-heat Multi-stage Setter Egg Sets
Pre-heating of multistage egg sets before the onset of the incubation process is important to achieve a uniform hatch windows of short duration, according Ecuador-based Poultry Hatchery Specialist, Angel Salazar....
Frequently Asked Questions on Hormones in Meat
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
Campylobacter Research Reveals Potential for Poultry Vaccine
Researchers at the USDA Richard B. Russell Agricultural Research Center have purified proteins from Campylobacter and tested them for their potential use as vaccines. One protein showed particular promise and future studies will focus on determining whether...
Tensioner Failure: Serious Problem, Easy Fix
Freezing of the ventilation fan belt tensioner is a common problem in poultry houses, which reduces air movement but it is quite easy to remedy, explain Dennis Brothers, Jess Campbell, Jim Donald and Gene Simpson of the US National Poultry Technology...
Chinese Herbs as Alternatives to Antibiotics in Feed for Swine and Poultry Production
Potential of Chinese herbs and challenges in their application are explored in this review from a Sino-Canadian research group....
Poultry Water Line Sanitation
Never underestimate the importance of a clean, safe water supply to the health and performance of your flock, say Dr Tom Tabler (Extension Professor), Dr Morgan Farnell (Associate Professor) and Jessica Wells (Extension Instructor), all at the Department...
Evaporative Cooling Pad Design Spreadsheet
A spreadsheet to help understand evaporative pad design from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service....
Sense of Community Aids Establishment of Renewable Energy Cooperatives
The establishment of cooperative biogas projects is aided by strong community spirit, regional traditions and farmers' sense of responsibility for their local area, according to a new study in northern Italy....
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