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October 31, 2008   Email to Friend 

POULTRY NEWSLETTER SUGGESTS FIVE COST-CUTTERS
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
October 31, 2008

AUBURN, Ala. -- With the Alabama poultry industry facing the highest fuel and feed costs on record, the September issue of The Poultry Engineering, Economics & Management Newsletter from the National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University offers five cost-saving suggestions to growers.

"There are five relatively inexpensive fuel-saving steps we tell folks to look at when they ask where they should focus their time and resources to reduce energy consumption and keep bird performance up," writes authors Jess Campbell, Jim Donald, Gene Simpson and Ken Macklin. "These steps are not new and not particularly high-tech. They are the basics. Remember that doing a good job in keeping costs down in poultry production is similar to doing a good job coaching a football team. Successful programs usually start with a good understanding and application of the basic principles."

The authors cite the five steps as:

1. Tighten the house -- Stop air leaks

2. Stir the air

3. Wall up and insulate

4. Treat the litter

5. Install solar attic inlets

For more information on each of these five steps, visit www.PoultryHouse.org or download the newsletter below.

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