December 22, 2016
Aviagen launches new ventilation documents for good flock management
Aviagen has announced the release of a new poster and "How To" series on essential flock ventilation.
Proper ventilation is a common challenge facing broiler and breeder growers today, the company says. Aviagen's newly-published posters are designed to help customers achieve ventilation conditions that are fundamental to bird health and comfort.
The posters are simple, quick references for correctly ventilating broiler flocks throughout the year. They offer step-by-step instructions to attain good airflow and air quality during the three stages of ventilation: "Minimum Ventilation for Broilers", "Transitional Ventilation for Broilers" and "Tunnel Ventilation for Broilers", which are determined by the age of the birds and weather conditions.
The newly available "How To" series describes important broiler and breeder ventilation procedures for Aviagen's Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brands. These documents are an addition to Aviagen's growing collection of on-farm tools and documents which also cover topics including hatchery management, broiler breeder management and veterinary care. This information is critical to maintaining bird health and comfort, as well as achieving subsequent high breeder and broiler performance. While more documents will be released next year, the following "How To" articles are now available: "Calibrate an in-house fluid filled pressure meter", "Measure house air tightness", "Measure fan capacity" and "Check air inlets are opened correctly for minimum ventilation".
Aviagen's commitment to excellence in flock management
"Proper ventilation is critical to create the optimum environment necessary for broilers and breeders to grow and develop during each stage of life," explains Michael Longley from Aviagen's global technical transfer team. "Aviagen is committed to helping customers obtain the best possible performance from their flocks. Ensuring that ventilation basics are correct is critical to effective bird management."