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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...
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...
Growth Performance of Fast-growing Broilers Reared under Different Types of Production Systems with Outdoor Access
Free-range broilers grew faster when housed in one fixed house than in small hoop houses, which became too hot in the summer in this study conducted in...
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...
Evaporative Cooling Pad Design Spreadsheet
A spreadsheet to help understand evaporative pad design from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service....
A Practical Guide to On-Farm Fan Testing
Critical information for improved broiler performance through better house and ventilation system design, operation and management from Dennis Brothers,...

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