Remember when litter management simply meant cleaning out after every flock and basic ventilation was all it took to maintain a hospitable environment for birds?
When the situation changed and built-up litter became a necessity, Jones-Hamilton Co. was the first to step up with the initiative and expertise to develop products and practices that helped producers maintain a hospitable growing environment.
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.

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Litter Management: Then and Now

How the Move to Built-Up Litter has Changed Management Practices

The industry’s approach to litter has changed drastically in the last 25 years.

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Litter Stories Sweepstakes

Thanks to everyone who shared their stories and congratulations to our three grand prize winners: Cheryl Wylie, Tyson Loewen and Phil Stayer!
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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.

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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.

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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.

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