Why is it important to have a minimum CFM in poultry production?
CFM stands for “cubic feet per minute,” which is the amount of air that can be moved by a ventilator in one minute. In poultry production, maintaining a minimum CFM is crucial for a number of reasons.
First, proper ventilation can help regulate temperature and humidity inside the poultry house, which can be essential for bird health and comfort. Birds can suffer from heat stress if temperatures vary (too hot or too low) and humidity is high, which can lead to weaker production and poor health.
Reduction of contaminants
In addition, proper ventilation can help reduce levels of ammonia, carbon dioxide, and other contaminants in the facility’s air, which can be harmful to the health of both birds and workers. High levels of these gases can cause respiratory problems in birds, preventing them from breathing properly and potentially leading to weaker performance or higher rates of illness and mortality.
Good ventilation can also help control the spread of disease by preventing air stagnation and promoting the circulation of fresh air.
In summary, maintaining a minimum CFM in poultry production is vital in ensuring birds’ comfort, health, and welfare, as well as to provide safe working conditions for workers.
Good ventilation can help maintain proper temperature and humidity levels, decrease contaminant levels, and manage the spread of disease.
The essentials for managing your ventilation in poultry production.