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Webinar: Broiler litter management using circulation ventilation

3/27/18 10:00 am CST

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The increasing adoption of antibiotic-free (ABF) and no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) rearing practices requires broiler chicken growers to rethink their animal husbandry and house design. Properly managing litter moisture helps create a successful, profitable environment for the animals. Using circulation fans aids in maintaining the proper litter moisture levels needed for a healthy ABF or NAE flock. Dr. Brian Fairchild and Mike Czarick of the University of Georgia will explain the role ventilation plays in proper litter management. 

This webinar will broadcast at 10:00 AM Central.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  1. Why keeping litter dry is crucial in NAE/ABF houses.
  2. Why circulation fans ventilation is needed to keep litter dry as well as reduce fuel usage and promote temperature uniformity.
  3. Why circulation fan capacity needs to be higher than traditionally used in NAE and ABF houses in order to keep litter dry and energy costs at a minimum.

This webinar is sponsored by JHAG and presented by WATT Global Media.


 

Speaker Info:

Mike Czarick headshotMike Czarick, agricultural engineer/extension specialist at the University of Georgia. 

Mike Czarick is an agricultural engineer with 30 years of experience as an extension specialist at the University of Georgia. He specializes in poultry house environmental control and energy conservation. He is a highly sought out speaker on poultry house ventilation because of his ability to help poultry growers make practical improvements that save energy and improve bird performance. Mike received his training at the University of Georgia and holds both masters and bachelor degrees in agricultural engineering.

 

Dr. Brian Fairchild, poultry science professor/extension specialist at the University of Georgia. 

Dr. Brian Fairchild is a poultry science professor and extension specialist at the University of Georgia who specializes in broiler management. Brian has conducted practical research in poultry house ventilation, energy conservation and lighting. He has also investigated the impact of air and water quality on bird performance. Brian was educated at North Carolina State University where he received bachelors degrees in animal and poultry science as well as a masters and Ph.D. in physiology.

 

Dr. Guillermo Zavala is the founder of Avian Health International.  Dr Zavala holds a DVM and a specialty in poultry production from the University of Mexico; a Master of Science, a Master of Avian Medicine, and a PhD in medical microbiology from the University of Georgia. He has worked in broiler and breeding companies, vaccine companies, one diagnostic laboratory, two academic institutions and as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Population Health, University of Georgia. His field of research is in applied virology (CIAV, IBDV, tumor viruses, ILT, enteric viruses and fowl adenovirus). He has 32 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

This is the third webinar in the 2016 Poultry Grower Webinar Series. 
This is the third webinar in the 2016 Poultry Grower Webinar Series. 
This is the third webinar in the 2016 Poultry Grower Webinar Series.