Stay safe and protect those around you while handling poultry, using biosecurity best practices and confined space manure storage safety tips. Follow animal handling suggestions and monitor ammonia levels in barns.
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If you visit farms, this online course will teach you best biosecurity practices and etiquette for keeping farms, animals, and people safe and productive.
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This article describes simple relatively-inexpensive instruments for detecting ammonia gas concentration in animal housing to assure proper air quality.
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Automated manure and waste water handling is most often accomplished by collecting and storing manure and waste in storages located directly beneath the animals or in a nearby containment structure.
A gas monitor with remote sampling enables measurements to be taken by workers located safely outside the storage facility.
Learn about when a person is discovered unresponsive in a manure storage pit and the best management practices farmers can take to avoid an emergency on their farm.
Many farm people have never stopped and actually analyzed why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behavior may mean to their own personal safety.
Bio-security needs to be part of any poultry farm management Plan
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