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February 4, 2021

China still major driver in 2021 ag economic outlook

Everyone understands the importance of a precise cleaning and disinfection program on the farm, but one of the most critical parts is the feeding equipment. From the very start, flocks will spend a large amount of time eating feed. In fact, it will take more time for flocks to eat than to drink even if the volume of feed is half that of the water. If the cleaning of chain or pan feeders has not been thorough, dirt or residue of feed from the previous cycle can easily become breeding grounds for microorganisms that may infect the chicks. Furthermore, feed residue can promote the growth of molds that can harm flocks through the production of toxins. Residues of feed inside or outside of the houses will also attract vermin, which can carry disease. Read more