What is Hiding in the Water Lines: Terminal Water Line Cleaning
Scale and biofilm buildup of 1/16” along the inside of 3/4” pipe reduces water volume flow by 1.7 gallons per minute. As the industry continues to improve the genetics of birds, allowing for a larger bird to be raised with the same equipment, water availability becomes more important.
Managing poultry water systems for antibiotic-free flocks
Removing antibiotics from the equation makes maintaining a clean water system critical to the health and success of a flock.
Making the Water Taste Good: Water pH Modification
The more water that a bird drinks correlates to higher feed intake, ultimately leading to improved daily gains and overall performance. Modifying the pH level of the water can improve both the palatability, as well as the odor of the water.
Cooling-pad maintenance tips to relieve bird heat stress
Regular maintenance of your poultry house’s evaporative cooling system is the best way to maximize the temperature drop across the pads and maintain bird performance in hot weather.
The Importance of Clean Water: Continuous Water Disinfection
If dirty water is put in a clean cup, is the cup still clean? Likewise, if untreated, pathogen-filled water is run through newly cleaned water lines, are the water lines still clean? The simple answer is no. After terminal water line disinfection, the next step in a water treatment program is continuous water disinfection during the life of the flock.