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Title: Poultry Litter Pasteurisation - Practices and Procedures
Contributor(s): Walkden-Brown, Steve W  (author)orcid ; Laurenson, Yan  (author); Islam, A Fakhrul  (author); Dunlop, M (author); Wells, B A (author)
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: Heaping of used poultry litter produces elevations in temperature that lead to a significant reductions in pathogen load, analogous to pasteurisation. The speed and degree of heating varies with depth in the heap and with a range of factors that can be influenced by management. These include heap size, moisture content, turning and covering. In broad terms smaller heaps heat more quickly and are more appropriate for shorter pasteurisation periods. Turning of heaps is only beneficial for pasteurisation periods of longer than 7 days and potentially detrimental for periods of 6 days or shorter. On the other hand the benefits of covering heaps are reduced with longer pasteurisation periods. Addition of moisture is rarely needed and never required if covers are used. This paper summarises the effects and interactions between these practices and concludes with a brief suggested operating procedure.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: APSS 2016: 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 14th - 17th February, 2016
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium, v.27, p. 38-41
Publisher: University of Sydney
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070205 Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
070203 Animal Management
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 300304 Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
300302 Animal management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830309 Poultry
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 100411 Poultry
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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