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PROTECT TURKEY FLOCKS

Fans are useful tools for circulating air and managing heat but they need to be kept in good, working
condition to be the most effective. Austin Alonzo
size for the job and there need to enough
in the house to achieve the proper
circulation. Farmers need to keep their
fans clean, working and ready to go.
Otherwise they may run into a situation
when they are not prepared for heat stress.
Foggers and cooling cells: Foggers and cooling
cell needs are variable depending upon environmental
conditions. Like fans, they need to be ready to go when
needed. These tools are useful for additional cooling in
the house, but they must be used with care. Adding extra
moisture in the house can make litter wetter and lead to
unintended consequences.
Timers, lights and generators: Maintenance of these
systems is essential to ensure they work correctly and when
needed. Puffenbarger recommended regularly inspecting
timers and clocks to see if they are set properly. Lights should
be checked to make sure they are on the correct schedule. As
for generators, they are helpful in adverse conditions but they
are not a license to relax. Even if a farm uses a generator, the
grower should check to make sure it's working and the mechanisms in the house are working properly.

Turkey farms can't afford to
ignore water purity issues:
www.WATTAgNet.com/articles/33801
Tips for integrators
Integrators can help their growers out in two important
ways: by sending out reminders of expected high heat and
by visiting farms.
Puffenbarger recommended setting up a robocall
system to notify growers when high heat is in the forecast
and to remind them of management steps they can take to
reduce heat stress on the birds. Using an automated system
reduces the amount of time staff would spend calling each
grower individually.
An integrator's live operation and technical staff can
also show their support, and protect their growers from
heat stress by paying regular visits to farms on those hot
days. Packing a cooler with cold water and sports drinks
shows the grower they are appreciated and supported and
provides the integrator an opportunity to check conditions
on the farm, too. ■
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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
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Contents
Poultry USA - May 2019 - It’s time to consider new poultry transport trailers
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Poultry transparency: Two tales, same passion
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - 5 keys for controlling Salmonella on breeder farms
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - Salmonella prevention requires integrated approach
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Poultry USA - May 2019 - How to protect turkey flocks from heat stress
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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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