Jones-Hamilton’s resident litter management expert, Blake Gibson, was recently featured by Watt Global Media with his review of the most common litter management pitfalls.
“Over the last several years, poultry production experienced a great number of changes creating a domino effect.
The widespread removal of antibiotics and changing animal welfare standards have shown past methods of litter management to be less effective. Beyond the consequences of this shift, we are also beginning to better understand the ecology of litter and how to leverage its benefits while negating its potential detrimental effects.
One thing remains certain: The ability to gain or lose performance and profitability starts the moment chicks are placed on the floor.”