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Odour emissions from tunnel-ventilated broiler sheds: case study of nine Queensland farms

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Dunlop, M. W., Gallagher, E. and Sohn, J. H. (2010) Odour emissions from tunnel-ventilated broiler sheds: case study of nine Queensland farms. Animal Production Science, 50 (6). pp. 546-551.


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1071/AN09188

Publisher URL: https://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/AN09188


Odour emission rates were measured from nine tunnel-ventilated broiler farms in south-eastern Queensland, Australia. At one farm, odour emission rates were measured over two sequential batches approximately weekly, while at the remaining farms, odour emission rates were measured just before the first pickup (around Day 35 of the batch) when bird liveweight was greatest and peak odour emission rates were expected. Odour samples were analysed using dynamic olfactometry (to AS/NZS 4323.3:2001), and an artificial olfaction system was used to continuously monitor odour emission rates at one farm. Odour emission rates ranged from 330 to 2960 ou/s per 1000 birds and from 0.19 to 2.12 ou/s.kg, with a significant amount of variability observed throughout the batch and throughout each sampling day. While the wide range in odour emission rates was primarily due to changes in bird liveweight and ventilation requirements, other factors were also involved. The artificial olfaction system proved useful for quantifying the range and variability of odour emission rates, especially when olfactometry analysis was impractical.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from © CSIRO Publishing. Access to published version is available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:artificial olfaction system, electronic nose, emission rate, olfactometry.
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural structures. Farm buildings
Animal culture > Poultry
Animal culture > Housing and environmental control
Live Archive:04 Feb 2021 05:02
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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