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Whole House Brooding Test

If you’ve already seen our Bird Attraction Study post & corresponding video, you’re probably familiar with the idea of employing one line of lights in your house to brood chicks without curtains or walls.  As a follow up to this previous video, we’ve compiled snapshots from each day at the research farm over the past two weeks.  Watch the video below and note the tight distribution around feed, water & light.  Birds appear to remain in this critical area, even when given the chance to roam into a dark region in the center of the house.  Also notable is the distinct line of light that stops just beyond the water line.  This line doesn’t appear by chance, it is the culmination of many versions of feeder-light prototypes, and many hours of engineering.  Ultimately, the presence of this distinct line is what makes AviLighting feeder-lights so successful at attracting birds & retaining them in feed/water areas.
 

AviLighting Payback Calculator

Will switching to AviLighting save you money?  Try our Ag Economist Payback Calculator to confirm!  Simply click inside the cells below and fill out the information specific to your farm.

To download this spreadsheet, click the Excel logo in the bottom right hand corner to download, or click the “view full-size workbook” icon (also in the bottom right hand corner) to open in Excel online.

Technical questions?  Contact Mike Barnas (barnas@ahpharma.com)

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Poultry Field Day 2014

AviLighting, Poultry Field Day 2014On Friday October 31, 2014 the AviLighting team attended the Poultry Field Day at Maple Breeze Farm. Around 300 poultry enthusiasts gathered to learn more about growing technologies in the Agriculture industry; this event was a great success. It was very encouraging to see so many growers interested in employing new technologies to make their farm more efficient. If you missed the event, please check out the link-to-photos below and plan to attend next year!

University of Delaware Flickr Album

In Cooperation with Delaware Cooperative Extension (UD and DSU) and Maryland Cooperative Extension (UMD) Approximately 300 Delmarva poultry growers attended a variety of workshops – LED lighting and energy savings, vegetative environmental buffers, how to conduct energy audits, innovations in house cleanout, litter management, nutrient management best practices, ventilation, ammonia reduction, and much more. Participants had the opportunity to meet with vendors and talk to Extension experts. FFA students also attended