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Editor's Comment

BY AUSTIN ALONZO

It's time to consider
new poultry
transport trailers

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When people outside of animal agriculture see chickens or turkeys moving
from the farm to processing, what they see is not aesthetically pleasing or easy
to understand. The untrained eye sees birds placed in relatively small cages
and exposed to the elements. If that's all they see, it's easy to understand why
consumers are curious about whether their chicken is cage free.

Out of sight, out of mind
There is a solution for this problem that's brilliant in its simplicity: wrapping
the trailers with fabric curtains.
These trailers put a spin on the conventional design by adding a removable
covering material over the sides and the top of the transport trailer. Several
trailer manufacturers, such as Smithway Inc. in the U.S. and Curtainsider
Inc. in Canada, already have products on the market designed exclusively for
poultry transport.

Advantages of curtain-sided trailers
This design creates benefits for consumer perception, animal welfare and
potentially for yield.
The covered trailers eliminate the problem of people seeing the birds in
cages. Instead, the truck is non-descript. The fabric sides can even be used as
rolling billboards promoting the finished product.
Additionally, the trailers carry significant advantages over conventional
design. From an animal welfare standpoint, transportation to processing is the
most stressful time in a bird's life. Wrapping the trailer protects the birds from
the wind, heat and cold, and reduces the amount of stress on the birds.
Furthermore, the sides establish better climate control through better
ventilation and protection from exposure. When used in conjunction with
onboard climate devices and environmental sensors, this can lead to better
animal welfare outcomes. Less overall stress on the bird leads to less
mortality and means better yield at the plant compared with conventional
transport systems. ■

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Poultry USA - May 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry USA - May 2019

Poultry USA - May 2019
Contents
It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
A new device for detecting woody breast
Where will chicken belong in the diet of the future?
12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers
Is it time to rethink Campylobacter and broiler health?
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
Poultry USA - May 2019 - CT1
Poultry USA - May 2019 - CT2
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Poultry USA - May 2019
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Cover2
Poultry USA - May 2019 - CT3
Poultry USA - May 2019 - CT4
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Contents
Poultry USA - May 2019 - It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 3
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 4
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 7
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 8
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 9
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 10
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 11
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 13
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 14
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 15
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 17
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 18
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 19
Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 21
Poultry USA - May 2019 - How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 23
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 24
Poultry USA - May 2019 - 25
Poultry USA - May 2019 - A new device for detecting woody breast
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Where will chicken belong in the diet of the future?
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Is it time to rethink Campylobacter and broiler health?
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Product Review
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