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default avatar Biosecurity: Revisited Posted by on Apr 25, 2017

PDF Version Often heard, frequently misunderstood, “biosecurity” is a set of practices that all poultry owners should know and implement to protect their poultry flocks from disease. Birds that are raised under pastured or free-range management styles are particularly in need of attention due to their increased exposure to environmental...

default avatar Total Volatile Solids (TVS) Wastewater Test Posted by on Mar 28, 2017

PDF Version Since the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and subsequent implementation of the Clean Water Act in the early 1970s, poultry processing plants have been required to continually improve the quality of their process wastewater effluent discharges.  The determination of wastewater quality set forth in...


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