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Tyson Foods and Auburn University partner to build standalone solar-powered poultry house

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By Paul Hollis

Special to Poultry Times

CULLMAN, Ala.  — Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC), a leader in poultry housing and associated technologies for more than a decade, and Tyson Foods Inc. on June 5,  announced the opening of the largest stand-alone solar powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid.

The 54-foot by 500-foot poultry house is located in Cullman County, Ala., and capable of housing 36,000 broilers.

The poultry house will be one of two identical houses on Tim and Selena Butts’ farm where 5.50-pound broilers will be. . .

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