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Best practice litter management manual for Australian meat chicken farms : Covering fresh, in-shed, reuse and spent litter management

McGahan, E., Gould, N. and Dunlop, M. W. (2021) Best practice litter management manual for Australian meat chicken farms : Covering fresh, in-shed, reuse and spent litter management. Project Report. AgriFutures.

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Abstract

Litter is most likely one of the largest operational investments on meat chicken farms. Litter management can affect meat chicken health, human health, odour and dust. Despite the issue being important for all industry participants, there hasn’t been a single point where information has been brought together and maintained in an up-to-date format. While the industry has done a large amount of work in this area, the results are documented in a variety of reports, scientific papers and guides, without there being one document that synthesises this information and makes it applicable and relevant to the various industry participants.
This Best practice litter management manual for Australian meat chicken farms collects this knowledge in one place. The manual covers: litter selection; management of litter in sheds, including reuse; and options and use of spent litter following removal from sheds. It has been structured so that users can access concise information and guidance on the best management practice for each process involving litter.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:Open access
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural structures. Farm buildings
Animal culture > Poultry
Animal culture > Housing and environmental control
Deposited On:06 May 2021 07:07
Last Modified:27 May 2021 10:07

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