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VIDEO: The Importance of Pre-Heating

By September 22, 2020News, PLT

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 is necessary to effectively raise the core litter temperature to create a better ammonia purge and extend the life of PLT.

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VIDEO: The Importance of Pre-Heating

| News, PLT | No Comments
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 is necessary to effectively raise the core litter temperature to create a better ammonia purge and...