Rotem Controllers workshop

Poultry house instrument control panel

 

 

 

 

 

Rotem’s Controllers set new standards in the poultry industry. These controllers enable poultry farmers to raise their flocks under the best conditions possible, reduce operating expenses, while increasing efficiency. These workshops will provide information on Rotem Controllers, whether you require a controller having a minimal number of relays or one capable of managing your entire operation, and which product will meet your requirements.

View of chickens inside a poultry house

 

 

 

 

 


Day 1
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 – University of Maryland’s Somerset County Extension Office  (30730 Park Drive, Princess Anne, MD 21853)

Morning Session:   8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Day 2:
Friday, December 15, 2017 – Marydel Ag Supply (164 Main Street, Marydel, DE 19964)

Morning Session:   8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Register at: RotemControllerWorkshops.eventbrite.com

Contacts:
Jon Moyle, jmoyle@umd.edu, 410-742-1178, University of Maryland Extension

Jenny Rhodes, jrhodes@umd.edu, 410-758-0166, University of Maryland Extension
Georgie Cartanza,  302-856-7303, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Download the workshop flyer >>>Rotem Workshops Dec 14 and 15 2017-1ybs7dn

This event is sponsored by the University of Maryland Extension, The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Marydel Ag Supply and Diversified.

Managing Water Quality & Litter on the Farm Sept. 26, 2017

Poultry Growers Discussion Group Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30pm
Where: Caroline-Dorchester County Fairground’s 4-H Park
Address: 8230 Detour Rd., Denton, MD 21629
Event Type: Poultry Growers Farm Management Meeting

Educational opportunity for poultry growers to learn more about “Managing Water Quality on the Farm,” by Mary Katherine Foy and “Litter Management,” by Dr Casey Ritz, from University of Georgia. Water is a nutrient we take for granted on our farms- birds drink twice as much water as feed they will eat. Find out more about how to better manage water quality on your farm. Managing litter between flocks and during flock impacts the performance and health of future flocks. Find out more about litter best management practices.

Register today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poultry-growers-discussion-group-meeting-tickets-36609822966
Registration is free, and nutrient management credits are available from both Maryland and Delaware. Please register early!! Register by Monday, September 24, on the Eventbrite link.

Contacts: Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist, 410-742-1178 x309, jmoyle@umd.edu

Jenny Rhodes, Extension Educator, 410-758-0166, jrhodes@umd.edu

Georgie Cartanza, Poultry Extension Agent, 302-856-7303, cartanza@udel.edu

This workshop is open to all. **If you need special assistance, please register and let us know two weeks before the date.

Respiratory Health Webinar offered on Feb. 15

DATE:   February 15, 2012 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

SPEAKER:  John May, M.D., with Bassett Hospital and New York Center for Agriculture Medicine and Health

Our Extension partners, Mid-Atlantic AgrAbility are holding a webinar workshop on Respiratory Health. The agricultural workplace has long been associated with respiratory diseases.  Respiratory disease is among the main chronic health conditions affecting farmers, agricultural workers, greenhouse and nursery workers, veterinarians, and grain handling workers.  While significant exposure leading to acute disease have decreased, it is estimated that there has been a significant increase in sub-acute and chronic respiratory diseases associated with agricultural confinement facilities.

Exposures to organic dusts, molds, bacteria, and gases such as from the fermentation of manure and silage will lead to respiratory illnesses, often with overlapping clinical signs and symptoms.  Other respiratory hazards include inorganic dusts, pesticides, and other agricultural chemicals.

Don’t miss this informative webinar to learn more about respiratory hazards, respiratory protection and supporting farmers with respiratory illnesses. 

WEBINAR PRESENTER:

Dr. May is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  His training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease was at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY and at the University of Colorado Medical Center. For most of the past 30 years,

he has practiced pulmonary medicine at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, NY. Over this time he has worked increasingly on occupational health problems affecting people in agriculture. As Director of the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), Dr. May leads one of nine regional centers for agricultural safety and health designated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.   The Northeast Center has active projects in a number of northeastern and middle Atlantic states.  Through this work, Dr. May has acquired experience in a variety of approaches to public health intervention.  He also serves as director of the Bassett Research Institute.

REGISTRATION:

Please visit www.mid-atlanticagrability.com and follow the link to learn more about the webinar and complete the webinar registration form which is located in the news section of the home page.  You may also go directly to http://ag.udel.edu/rec/Staff/Jester/respiratoryhealthwebinar.html and register for the event.  The Webinar is free. Registration is limited so please register as soon as possible.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

The webinar will be conducted using Adobe Connect. High speed Internet is recommended.If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Test your connection: http://ud-canr.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Registrants will receive a link to connect to the webinar by Feb. 10, 2012.

UD Extension conducts field workshops for Delmarva poultry growers

This is one of three grower field workshops the University of Delaware recently conducted for area poultry growers. A local integrator partnered with UD’s poultry team to provide hands-on education on topics like Winter Ventilation and Litter Management, Litter Reconditioning and Nipple Drinker Management. Other training included animal welfare and food safety. Here are some of the pictures from our most recent session:

A Delmarva poultry house serves as a classroom

Steven Collier left and I (Bill Brown) right, demonstrate house leakage principles using colored water:

Greg Griffith, regional sales manager for Ivesco, demonstrates how to seal a foundation plate to improve ventilation and avoid drafting birds:

Greg Griffith

Here, I am demonstrating the importance of insulation in reaching the required R values to reduce heat transfer and condensation. This is another ventilation basic:

Knowing the correct R value for your poultry house is crucial

My colleague, Steven Collier uses a smoke stick to visualize the movement of air through mixing fans while I explain the heat stratification and how mixing fans improve fuel cost and litter conditions:

Smoke test

In this last photo, you see I am holding a sponge. This exercise demonstrates the moisture holding properties of air in a chicken house as it is heated. This is another ventilation basic. (You will notice the smoke from the aforementioned smoke test had not yet settled!):

Relative humidity

Posted by MDW on behalf of Bill Brown, UD poultry Extension agent

Delaware Poultry Extension conducts Nurtrient Management Sessions during Ag Week 2012

We were pleased to play a significant role during Delaware Ag Week 2012, by presenting a variety of sessions at the Carvel REC and Harrington sites last week. The events were part of Extension’s ongoing mission to present unbiased research to the agricultural community and poultry growers in Delmarva.

Brown moderated well-attended Nutrient Management sessions at Carvel on Jan. 18, 2012

At the Carvel Georgetown location, more than 130 people attended sessions on Composting Revisited and Adding  Value to Compost and Litter (Bill Brown), What Poultry Farmers Need to Know About the Farm Bill, (Jayme Arthurs and Timothy Garrahan), CAFO Inspections: What’s Good and What Can Be Improved (W. Larry Towle), Future of Poultry Bedding on Delmarva (Tommy Johnson) and Soil Phosphorous: What Goes Up, Must Come Down, But When? (Dr. Frank Coale).  Please visit Delaware Ag Week 2012 website and gallery of images for additional information.