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they need to do in a 'mock'
atmosphere, accompanied by
training, has worked well."
He said he has heard of
some farms that collect all
the issues reported for a year,
then go through a training
session as an operation on each
reported issue for employees
to troubleshoot the problems
that occurred.

need to know what tools (even
if it as simple as using their
eyes) to use to recognize problems," he said. "Most systems
hum along and blend into daily
routines; problems arise when
something deviates from this
normal. There are also some
problems that just exist in the
system. These problems generally require measurements
and some data to start to dive
into if an issue exists. I would
argue this is more optimization than problem solving."
Employee training methods
regarding ventilation are about
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repetition and having a culture
that cares about ventilation.
"Practice doesn't make
perfect; it makes permanent,"
he said.
He added that looking at
ventilation training methods
from other livestock industries
may be beneficial.
"On (the) swine side,
hands-on activities with a
mobile ventilation trailer has
had very good success -
something I have been considering for the egg industry,"
Ramirez said. "Engaging
the employees in the things

Terrence O'Keefe

EMPLOYEES SHOULD
UNDERSTAND THE
IMPORTANCE OF THE LAYING
HEN HOUSE ventilation
system and be properly
trained on identifying issues
in order to maximize hen
health and profitability.

What employees
should be looking for
regarding ventilation
Ramirez explained how he identifies problems within a barn by
putting himself into the context
of a particular barn and then by
asking himself the following
questions:
■ What season is it?
■ How old are the birds?
■ What type of housing
system is it?
■ What is the stocking
density?
■ What is the health status?
Once Ramirez establishes
the answers to his questions, he starts checking the
birds for any abnormalities.
Then he evaluates the room
temperature.
"The spatial distribution
of temperature and how the
temperature behaves over time
in the barn can say a lot about
how the ventilation system is
performing," he said.
Then he analyzes what stage
the ventilation system is in and
how far open the inlets are.


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Poultry International - November 2019
Contents
Editor’s Comment
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10 tips for proper broiler evisceration How to improve evisceration efficiency and reduce cross-contamination at the poultry processing plant.
US Hispanic market for chicken needs to be claimed
Spain’s largest cage-free egg producer urges animal welfare
ASF offers major opportunities for poultry, egg producers
Employee ventilation training key to layer farm success
Could avian flu-resistant chickens be a commercial reality?
What does science say about poultry sustainability?
How managing layer weight and nutrition impacts egg size
Key considerations to minimize processed poultry rejects
Marketplace
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Poultry International - November 2019 - 10 tips for proper broiler evisceration How to improve evisceration efficiency and reduce cross-contamination at the poultry processing plant.
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Poultry International - November 2019 - US Hispanic market for chicken needs to be claimed
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Spain’s largest cage-free egg producer urges animal welfare
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Poultry International - November 2019 - ASF offers major opportunities for poultry, egg producers
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Employee ventilation training key to layer farm success
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Could avian flu-resistant chickens be a commercial reality?
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Poultry International - November 2019 - What does science say about poultry sustainability?
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Poultry International - November 2019 - How managing layer weight and nutrition impacts egg size
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Poultry International - November 2019 - Key considerations to minimize processed poultry rejects
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