Windrow Composting: Opportunities and Challenges

Sponsored content

For poultry producers, windrowing, or piling of litter into long rows for the purpose of composting, has long been touted as a solution for bacteria control and the extension of litter re-use. However, research shows that there may be a more effective and easier solution.

Read more at joneshamiltonag.com 

 

10 Steps to Better Brooding and Reduced Paw Lesions

Sponsored content

Follow these 10 steps to aid litter curing and prepare your poultry houses so that brooding conditions that lead to paw lesions are reduced.

Read more at joneshamiltonag.com 

 

Top Performing Flocks Start with a 48+ Hour Pre-Heat

Sponsored content

Failure to sufficiently pre-heat houses and floors prior to bird placement is one of the most common mistakes producers can make. A 48-hour pre-heat (longer for deeper litter packs) is necessary to effectively raise the core litter temperature to create a better ammonia purge and moisture evaporation–setting the stage for optimal performance.

Read more at joneshamiltonag.com 

 

Then vs Now of Litter Management

Sponsored content

Twenty-five years ago, poultry litter didn’t have to be managed. It was cleaned out after every flock. Today, growing birds on built-up litter—be it multiple flocks or multiple years—is standard, making the management of that litter a vital part of production. We as an industry have learned a lot over the last 25 years. Look back at how we have seen litter management practices change.

Read more at joneshamiltonag.com 

 

9 common litter management pitfalls

Avoiding these mistakes can lead to better performance, health and feed conversion for poultry flocks.

Read more at wattagnet.com