Dispelling the Myths of Summer House Preparation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.