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Energy conservation opportunities in broiler & breeder poultry operations

Poultry operators may increase their profitability by lowering their energy expenses. Dennis Brothers, Extension poultry housing specialist with the National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC) of Auburn University, led a webinar on this topic called “Poultry Operations: Broiler and Breeder Energy Conservation … Continue reading

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Farm Energy Efficiency

Energy used for crops and livestock production comes in many forms: fuels, electricity and fertilizers. Energy heats water for washing crops and powers lighting for production and handling areas. Livestock, fruit and vegetable production may use energy for heating, ventilation … Continue reading

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Energy-efficient lighting & ventilation for dairy farms

Good lighting and proper ventilation will improve farm worker and animal productivity as well as overall safety and building longevity. Dairy cows produce more milk in winter under good indoor lighting. Good air circulation in dairy barns  improves animal health, productivity and staff comfort. … Continue reading

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