Farmers Cope With Effects Of Heat Wave

by 5m Editor
5 August 2006, at 12:00am

PENNSYLVANIA - With temperatures reaching the high 90s and in some places breaking the 100-degree mark, most people spent this week just trying to stay cool. The poultry industry has also seen a drop in egg production and some impacts on their chickens. Poultry producers have kept close watch on their chickens to make sure that they remain in the best of health. According to Dr. Gregory Martin from Penn State Extension, it is important to “try to stay ahead of the heat curve of the day by not being afraid to cool the birds a little before and after the heat curve of the day. This gives the birds adequate time for resting and being in the physiological zone for production and metabolism.” Source: Lancaster Farming

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