Tuesday April 20, 2021
Warm weather ventilation
1:00 PM GMT
Understanding heat stress and how birds cool themselves, tunnel ventilation management and evaporative cooling fundamentals.
- Learn the mechanism by which birds release heat. What the biggest contributor of heat to the broiler house is. How wind speed effects bird cooling and what you should look to achieve. Night time ventilation management.
- How and when to use evaporative cooling systems to maintain productivity during hot weather as well avoiding heat stress in the birds.
Broiler Specialist – World Tech Support, Cobb Vantress
Andrew Bourne has sixteen years of poultry experience beginning in the chicken industry in South Africa where he managed a broiler breeder farm and then later three broiler units each with 300,000 birds. Andrew joined Cobb in 2005 and joined the World Technical Support team based in the United Kingdom. He moved to the U.S.A. and is providing broiler specialist advice to customers worldwide.
Tuesday April 27, 2021
Effective ventilation of curtain-sided houses
1:00 PM GMT
Open Sided Ventilation: Correct ventilation setup and management of curtain/open sided houses during the brooding period and beyond.
- Learn the key management areas you should aim to best control with what you have. Which areas of your housing you can look to upgrade to achieve improvements in performance.
- Concepts of brooding chambers and how to manage curtains to best achieve air movement during cold and hot weather.
EMEA Broiler Specialist, Cobb Europe
Brendan completed his BSc Agriculture, Animal & Poultry Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal,
Pietermaritzburg in 2011. Going on to completing his MSc in Poultry Science in 2013. He joined RCL Foods as a Management Trainee, working in the hatchery, rearing, breeder, & broiler farms. After Just a year he joined Cobb South Africa through RCL Foods providing Broiler Technical services to South Africa and Namibia. It was just recently in January 2019 that Brendan relocated to the UK to join Cobb Europe as their Broiler Specialist.
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Cold Weather Ventilation
The importance of air inlet and circulation fan systems