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UGA offering Cold Weather Management workshop

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ATHENS, Ga. — On Nov. 14-16, the University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science will be conducting a Cold Weather Poultry House Management Workshop at Flinchum’s Phoenix in Athens, Ga.

This intensive training program has been specifically designed for those who want to learn more about poultry house environmental management during cold weather. The workshop consists of lectures, as well as hands on group exercises designed to help attendees gain a firm understanding of the principles behind cold weather poultry house management, organizers noted.

Workshop topics will include:

  • House temperature and broiler performance
  • Factors affecting broiler house heating system requirements
  • Insulating poultry houses
  • Measuring poultry house tightness
  • Increasing poultry house tightness
  • Air quality and bird health
  • Determine minimum ventilation rates
  • Litter 101
  • Negative pressure ventilation principles
  • Litter management between flocks
  • Negative pressure ventilation air inlets and exhaustfans
  • Circulation fan system principles
  • Circulation fan system design/operation
  • Poultry411 litter drying app
  • Heating system maintenance
  • Basic air inlet management
  • Chick management…The first 48 hours
  • Poultry house heating systems
  • Attic inlets
  • Poultry house environmental assessment tools
  • Poultry house operation during cold weather
  • Poultry411 app

Workshop presenters will include: Michael Czarick, UGA Poultry Science; Jack Ellison, Eagan Mfg.; Dr. Brian Fairchild, UGA Poultry Science; Dr. Brian Jordan, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Connie Mou, IFF; and Brantley Porter, Porter Insulation.

The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. on Nov. 14, and conclude at noon on Nov. 16. The location will be the Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, Athens, Ga. 30605.

Registration information for the workshop can be obtained from; 706-542-1325.

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