One of the biggest myths regarding house preparation during summer months is that since it only takes an hour or two to heat the litter proper pre-heating time is not required. In reality, proper litter curing requires a 48-hour pre-heat regardless of the time of year.
Quick Tips for Summer Poultry Litter Management during Downtime
In the summer, poultry litter requires special care—whether birds are already in the house or you’re preparing for the next flock. Get your next flock off to the right start this summer with these quick tips for downtime.
Jones-Hamilton Sponsoring Student Competition
The Poultry Science Association (PSA) with sponsorship from Jones-Hamilton Co, Inc. is providing an annual competition for eight (8) undergraduate student travel awards.
Ammonia and Ventilation: A Balancing Act
Dr. Mike Czarick and Dr. Brian D. Fairchild at the University of Georgia recently compared ammonia concentration and minimum ventilation rates and found that large changes in fan runtime need to be made.
Jones-Hamilton Named Top Workplace
Jones-Hamilton Co. is please to announce that is has been selected as one of The Toledo Blade Top Workplaces for the second consecutive year.
Using Air Quality Surveys to Improve Health and Performance
Just as posting sessions allow companies to assess the effectiveness of gut health and vaccination programs, timely air quality surveys allow for assessment and adjustment of litter amendment programs. Air quality surveys provide a wealth of actionable data that can enhance any operation’s bottom line.
USPOULTRY: Litter Amendments Used During Grow-Out Improve Production, Health, Environment
Recent research funded by the USPOULTRY Federation found that when applied frequently throughout the life of broiler flocks, litter amendments reduced ammonia emissions while also improving live production parameters and paw quality, and reducing bacteria in the litter.
Congrats Yeti Cooler Winners!
Cooler temperatures may have arrived, but three lucky ones-Hamilton customers got to enjoy a little sizzle.
Seasonal Transitions for Poultry Houses
As we come into the fall season, poultry growers will find themselves transitioning between the heat removal needs of summer flocks to the moisture control needs of winter ventilation.
New Tagline Adopted by Jones-Hamilton Agricultural Division
The Jones-Hamilton Company recently announced the adoption of a new tagline for their Agricultural Division, We Know pH Matters, as well as a recently updated corporate logo.
Jones-Hamilton Pledges $100k to U of A Innovation Fund
The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences has received a $100,000 commitment for its Dean’s Innovation Fund from Jones-Hamilton Co., an employee-owned chemical business in Walbridge, Ohio, where University of Arkansas alumnus Bernie Murphy serves as president.
JH President Delivers Commencement at University of Arkansas
Jones-Hamilton Co. Pesident, Bernie Murphy, recently delivered the commencement address to the graduating class at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he also received the Outstanding Alumni Award for 2014.
Jones-Hamilton Breaks Ground on Chester County Production Facility
The Jones-Hamilton Company, an Ohio-based specialty chemical manufacturer, broke ground today for a sodium bisulfate production facility that will create 20 full-time jobs in Richburg, SC.
Smart Spring Clean Out
Now that winter seems to be ending, spring brings an opportunity for most producers to do a whole house cleanout.
Jones-Hamilton Makes Top Workplaces List
On Sunday, January 26, The Toledo Blade announced their “Top Workplaces”. Based on nominations, 578 companies were invited to participate and Jones-Hamilton is proud to have been ranked 12 in the small company category.
Jones-Hamilton Receives Food Safety & ISO 9001 Certifications
In mid-January 2014, the Jones-Hamilton Company once again passed the 22000 Food Safety Certification audit and the ISO 9001 quality re-certification.
Why Relative Humidity Matters in Poultry Houses
It’s no secret that maintaining careful control of your poultry house environment goes a long way in maximizing bird performance. In addition to ammonia levels and temperature, it’s important to constantly monitor relative humidity levels for maximum affect.
Poultry Houses Between Flocks: Open or Closed?
The birds have moved out. It’s time to open the house and take a break, right? Not so fast. Leaving your poultry house open between flocks can actually cause more harm than good.
What you might not know about your poultry house floors
When it comes to bird performance and food safety, the brooding period is arguably the most critical in a chicken’s life. The moment a chick arrives on the farm, the environmental conditions present set the pattern for the remaining grow-out period.
Ideal Utilization of Down Time Between Flocks: Ventilation (Part 3 of 3)
In today’s modern solid sidewall houses, it is essential to provide some level of minimal ventilation during down time to prevent houses from sweating.