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Employee
ventilation
training key
to layer farm
success
To ensure ventilation systems are
working to their full potential,
employees should know how to
identify issues, report problems
and understand that ventilation
can be a useful tool to improve
productivity and profitability.
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roper ventilation in poultry houses is crucial
to bird health and ultimately profitability for
producers. Employees should understand the
importance of the laying hen house ventilation system
and be properly trained on how to identify issues.
The most important things for each employee
to understand varies on their position, said Brett
Ramirez, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department
of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa
State University (ISU).
"Daily caretakers need to spot abnormalities
(ventilation related or not) and be able to properly

communicate them to their supervisor," he said.
"Managers need to know the general system operations and why, so that if something is reported or they
notice something, they can begin troubleshooting and
solving the problem. Upper management needs to be
able to synthesize new technology, concepts, societal
demands, etc. to see how ventilation can be a tool for
improving productivity and profitability."
The first sign of a problem is if anything abnormal
is happening.
"This is where training is key because the
employees need to know what tools (even if it as
simple as using their eyes) to use
to recognize problems," he said.
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Egg Industry August 2019
Ventilating the world’s largest cage-free layer house
Employee ventilation training key to layer farm success
How to create an effective HACCP plan for shell egg plants
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Egg Industry August 2019 - Ventilating the world’s largest cage-free layer house
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