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. While litter amendment applications have become routine prior to flock placement, use during grow-out has had a slower adoption rate.

The study, titled Effects of Frequent Application of Litter Amendments in Broiler Houses during Grow-out on Animal Health, Production and Environment, was conducted at the University of Delaware by Dr. Hong Li, Dr. Eric Benson, Dr. Rolf Joerger, Dr. Kali Kniel, Dr. Pei Chiu and Dr. Yan Jin.

Read the detailed summary here.