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sure all the microbes that may have survived the cleaning
are killed. An ideal time to do this process is right before
the new birds move in.
Adding dye to the water line cleaning products allows
the producer to make sure the product is in the system or
eventually completely removed.

Minerals
Minerals can be one of the biggest challenges affecting the
water supply. Minerals can affect the birds and the systems.
Iron, manganese and sulfur are among the biggest challenges. It is important to test for minerals because birds are
not necessarily sensitive to the taste of them.
Minerals may create heavy gelatinous stringy
masses, reduce pipe volume and clog drinkers,
Watkins said. They can also promote the presence of
Pseudomonas and E. coli.
To control minerals in the water system, one should

oxidize iron and sulfur with chlorine, make sure the pH
levels are correct, use filtration to remove the minerals and
use some sort of acidification or other treatment, she said.

Final considerations
Producers should be cautious leaving organic acids in
mixing tanks and water lines between flocks, she said. Use
of the acids may result in slime issues. To fix the issue, stop
using the organic acid and run bleach to raise the pH and
provide some chlorine to shut down the problem.
"As an industry, the more we can use our therapeutic
products during the day and then in the afternoon we
finish up that product so we put them to bed with good
sanitized water, the more we are going to minimize these
types of challenges we have on the farm," she said.
She concluded by reminding producers that management is critical in creating a water program that they, and
their employees, believe in. ■

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Poultry USA - February 2020
Contents
Popeyes’ chicken sandwich is great! Will people switch?
McDonald’s launches new bid to compete in chicken sandwich wars
Could avian flu-resistant chickens be a commercial reality?
Digital technology could streamline the poultry supply chain
ASF drives global poultry market in 2020
Could deboning machinery beat a skilled worker?
How to ensure a clean water supply in the broiler house
Woody breast discovery could offer options for control
Prevention, risk minimization keep foreign materials out
Dark meat is chicken’s next growth engine
Consumers still want value, convenience and flavor
What feed formulators need to know about organic rations
Midwest Poultry Federation Convention 2020: Poultry’s future
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
Poultry USA - February 2020 - CT1
Poultry USA - February 2020 - CT2
Poultry USA - February 2020 - Poultry USA - February 2020
Poultry USA - February 2020 - Cover2
Poultry USA - February 2020 - Contents
Poultry USA - February 2020 - Popeyes’ chicken sandwich is great! Will people switch?
Poultry USA - February 2020 - 3
Poultry USA - February 2020 - 4
Poultry USA - February 2020 - 5
Poultry USA - February 2020 - McDonald’s launches new bid to compete in chicken sandwich wars
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Poultry USA - February 2020 - Could avian flu-resistant chickens be a commercial reality?
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Poultry USA - February 2020 - 14
Poultry USA - February 2020 - 15
Poultry USA - February 2020 - Digital technology could streamline the poultry supply chain
Poultry USA - February 2020 - 17
Poultry USA - February 2020 - ASF drives global poultry market in 2020
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Poultry USA - February 2020 - 20
Poultry USA - February 2020 - 21
Poultry USA - February 2020 - Could deboning machinery beat a skilled worker?
Poultry USA - February 2020 - 23
Poultry USA - February 2020 - How to ensure a clean water supply in the broiler house
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Poultry USA - February 2020 - 26
Poultry USA - February 2020 - 27
Poultry USA - February 2020 - Woody breast discovery could offer options for control
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Poultry USA - February 2020 - Prevention, risk minimization keep foreign materials out
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Poultry USA - February 2020 - Dark meat is chicken’s next growth engine
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Poultry USA - February 2020 - Consumers still want value, convenience and flavor
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Poultry USA - February 2020 - What feed formulators need to know about organic rations
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Poultry USA - February 2020 - Midwest Poultry Federation Convention 2020: Poultry’s future
Poultry USA - February 2020 - Product Review
Poultry USA - February 2020 - Ad Index
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