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Minimum Ventilation Requirement and Associated Energy Cost for Aerial Ammonia Control in Broiler Houses

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 39(2): 645-648. (doi: 10.13031/2013.27547) @1996
Authors:   H. Xin, I. L. Berry, G. T. Tabler
Keywords:   Aerial ammonia, Broiler, Energy, House clean-out, Minimum ventilation

Minimum ventilation rate (MVR) and bird performance of four commercial-scale broiler houses were monitored for 16 consecutive growouts. A complete house clean-out was conducted after the 7th growout and again after the 13th growout. Between the clean-outs, only caked litter was removed, and new bedding was added to the old litter.

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