Now, we are celebrating 25 years of PLT® – Poultry Litter Treatment with a look back at the development of litter management.
The Birth of Litter Management
The Transition to Growing Birds on Built-Up Litter
When the need to grow birds on built-up litter first arose, PLT was there.
What We’ve Learned about Litter and PLT®
Windrow Composting: Opportunities and Challenges
For poultry producers, windrowing, or piling of litter into long rows for the purpose of composting, has long been touted as a solution for bacteria control and the extension of litter re-use. However, research shows that there may be a more effective and easier solution.
Litter Curing and House Prep for Improved Paw Health
Follow these 10 steps to aid litter curing and prepare your poultry houses so that brooding conditions that lead to paw lesions are reduced.
Top Performing Flocks Start with a 48+ Hour Pre-Heat
Failure to sufficiently pre-heat houses and floors prior to bird placement is one of the most common mistakes producers can make. A 48-hour pre-heat (longer for deeper litter packs) is necessary to effectively raise the core litter temperature to create a better ammonia purge and moisture evaporation–setting the stage for optimal performance.