Ventilation for broilers
Munters utilizes sophisticated software combined with extensive experience in livestock ventilation to generate a design proposal to suit any broiler production. The resulting design will not only specify the right equipment to deliver the required airflow, but will also deliver increased profit margins for growers and farmers, here is how.
Intensive poultry production and more specifically broiler farming, requires accurately designed ventilation and climate control, in order for the broilers to convert the consumed feed into body mass (feed conversion ratio) in the most optimal way. But that is not the only reason to have a proper air exchange rate, circulation of air or heating in cold periods. The broilers health and welfare also strongly depend on this, as does the health of the staff working in the barn. By keeping the broilers healthy in a sound and closed, climate controlled environment, there is less need to give medication to broilers, which saves money for the farmer. This should also safeguard a pure product and enhance food safety. All in all a perfect climate for broiler farming provides environmental excellence, increases profits for the contract grower and gives a healthier meat product for consumers.
The environment in the barn comprises light control (regulates sexual maturity), avoiding stress for the birds and of course assuring adequate ventilation capacity and air exchange rate to maintain air quality and avoid heat stress. In colder climate zones, minimum ventilation rate is crucial to avoid suffocation of the broilers and ensure a good egg laying rate as is additional heating. Correct temperature must be kept in relation to the birds’ ages, avoiding temperature swings and maintaining a uniform climate inside the barn. Ammonia emission control can be instrumental in densely populated areas to be able to expand the farming operations.
All in all the optimal climate for chickens will materialize in more money in the pocket for the farmer or grower.