to Increase Profit
Poultry Houses with High Ammonia Settle Lower
Research shows ammonia robs growers of bird performance at levels as low as 25 PPM.
While ammonia is unavoidable in poultry production, its negative consequences on health and performance (and therefore profitability), can be minimized by applying a sufficient rate of PLT® – Poultry Litter Treatment.
Impact of Ammonia on Body Weight at 7 Weeks
PLT traps ammonia in litter
When combined, the value of these benefits can be clearly seen in a grower’s settlement check.
Improved bird health
& fewer condemns
PLT stops ammonia which damages birds’ eyes, can cause blindness which increases cull rate and harms cilia in the respiratory tract. Learn more
Even at low levels, ammonia negatively impacts body weight gain and feed conversion. Birds raised on PLT settle higher.
Think Ammonia Isn’t a Problem in Your Poultry Houses?
When you’re exposed to something all the time, it’s easy to become desensitized to it. That’s the case with ammonia and poultry producers. While ammonia during winter months is expected to be a challenge (though inconsistent testing might not reveal the full challenge), a common misconception is that ammonia isn’t a problem in summer because of increased ventilation.
Summer air quality surveys conducted at 300+ houses showed that only 37% had ammonia levels 25 PPM or less. Fifty three percent of houses were above 50 PPM, none of which had been treated with a litter amendment.
And remember, as litter moisture increases (think evaporative cooling) so does ammonia volatility—and that impact is magnified as temperatures rise (Miles et al).
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