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.

NTF Part 3: Immigration

Generally speaking, workers in the turkey industry earn salaries higher than the minimum wage and are able to acquire health insurance through these jobs; however, as turkey plants are frequently located in rural areas, workers have to be recruited from sources other than the local community. Reliance on immigrants to fill these positions means that common sense immigration reform is a necessity to the poultry industry. 

NTF Part 2: Renewable Fuels Policy

The turkey industry and other livestock and poultry producers have been negatively impacted by current U.S. biofuels policy. There is an urgent need for reform. While making progress regarding alternative sources of energy is important, it should also be recognized that the poultry industry suffers from giving the mature corn-based ethanol industry a higher priority than other corn dependent industries.

NTF: Standing Up for the Poultry Industry

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is a national advocate for the turkey farmer and processors who works to represent their point of view to Congress and federal agencies. In recent months, the NTF has issued several issue papers on current and proposed legislation.

Spring Sweepstakes Winners Announced!

We are happy to announce the winners of the Jones-Hamilton Spring Sweepstakes. The following winners will receive an ExTech Humidity/Temperature Pen. 

Summer Poultry House Preparation for Maximum Ammonia Control

Hot, humid summer days means house pre-heating isn’t necessary, right? Wrong! One of the biggest myths regarding house preparation during summer months is that proper pre-heating is not required since it only takes an hour or two to heat the litter.