Litter moisture is one of the most important, if not the most important, litter management parameters at all times of the year. Proper litter moisture is critical to reducing ammonia formation, bacterial growth and litter caking.
In hot summer months, the ammonia challenge in a poultry house is just as real as it is during cold, winter months. Yet many producers continue to think that increased summer ventilation eliminates the problem. In reality, the increase in litter age and bird size compounds the ammonia challenge regardless of the time of year.
Product traceability plays an important role at Jones-Hamilton Co. While some companies may just pay lip service to the endeavor, we make sure every employee understands its importance and how their specific job contributes to the traceability of sodium bisulfate in all the various industries and applications it is used.
Producers are tasked with increasing a chick’s body weight 4-5 times within the first seven days. Miss one day of optimal performance and 5-7% of growth potential can be lost. Creating an ideal environment for chick placement is a crucial part of attaining the desired performance, and something that is within each producer’s control.
A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of PLT® poultry litter treatment showed the product has the power to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from poultry houses. The Sustainability Research Group at the University of Toledo evaluated the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from PLT® application in poultry house operations.