Drinker Corrosion: How to detect it and prevent it
If chemicals you are using to clean and sanitize your watering system also break down the outer chromium oxide layer of the stainless steel drinker parts, thereby exposing these parts to corrosion, how will you know? You can't see the parts inside. And how can you prevent it from ever happening in the first place?
Biofilm: How to prevent and eliminate it
Keeping your watering system biofilm-free begins with a regular schedule of high pressure flushing of the drinker lines (click to see ' Biofilm: What it is, what it does '). Most watering systems today come with a flushing mechanism that makes drinker line flushing easy to do.
4 keys to US poultry industry profitability in 2017
Drivers of U.S. poultry industry profitability are positive in 2017, said Dr. Paul Aho, Poultry Perspective, at the Market Intelligence Forum at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The poultry industry's perfect economic storm of 2015 - with a weak economy and trade restrictions stemming from the epidemic outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza - is but a memory, and corn prices are low.
For best bird performance, don't confuse water usage with water consumption
Water usage is not the same as water consumption. An appreciation and understanding of this important difference is central to effectively managing nipple-type poultry watering systems. Unfortunately, all too many in the poultry industry, including producers, field technical staff and industry suppliers, often fail to appreciate or recognize this distinction and, as a consequence, production results are compromised.
Feed prices now at a 'sweet spot' for poultry farmers
The poultry industry is currently enjoying some of the best prices for feed ingredients, but those prices are likely to go up in the next few years, an industry economist said. Speaking at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) Poultry Perspective Economist Paul Aho discussed the prices of the two major feed ingredients - corn and soybeans, which at the present time are very good.
Corrosion: Why it is important to avoid corrosion inside your drinkers
Today's poultry watering system is a precision instrument, designed to deliver clean, hygienic water in a way that birds can easily get their fill while minimizing spillage and wet litter. However, corrosion of the metal components inside the drinker can put an end to this precision operation, causing leaks and wet litter that result in poor bird performance.