PoultryTech Newsletter, Volume 29, Issue 1, Spring, 2017
Researchers Continue to Innovate Technology for Monitoring Poultry Growout Houses
Researchers Continue to Innovate Technology for Monitoring Poultry Growout Houses

Researchers with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) continue to explore techniques to enhance the functionality and utility of their Growout Monitoring System. The automated system records and analyzes bird vocalizations to assess their condition during the growout cycle.

Manager's Corner
Manager's Corner: Bridging the “Technology Valley of Death”

The performance of applied research is a significant component of the Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) mission, which also includes education, outreach, and technical assistance. This research can involve developing new technologies, materials, processes, systems, or methods that seek to push the boundaries of the current state-of-the-art and provide benefits to the poultry and agricultural industries.

Magnetic Nanoparticles Effective at Removing Phosphorus from Poultry Processing Wastewater
Magnetic Nanoparticles Effective at Removing Phosphorus from Poultry Processing Wastewater

Excessive phosphorus in wastewater discharge from poultry processing plants can degrade water quality and harm aquatic life in adjacent waterways. This makes effective wastewater treatment to remove the phosphorus in effluent a top priority for poultry processors.

Virtual Reality Applications in Poultry Production and Processing
Virtual Reality Applications in Poultry Production and Processing

Sim Harbert, senior research engineer, discusses his exploratory research project that is investigating the feasibility of using virtual reality tools to support the manufacture of automation technologies for handling natural products.

 

 

 

Researcher Profile: Daniel Sabo
Researcher Profile:
Daniel Sabo

Daniel Sabo is a Research Scientist at ATRP and the Principal Investigator for Free Fatty Acid Removal from Rendered Oil Systems and Magnetic Refrigeration as Alternative Cooling Technology for Poultry Industry.

2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry
2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry

Save the Date
August 14-16, 2017
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Destin, Florida

 

 

 

Researchers Study the Effects of Water and Litter Quality and Antibiotic Use on Broiler Mortality and Growth Velocity
Researchers Study the Effects of Water and Litter Quality and Antibiotic Use on Broiler Mortality and Growth Velocity

Does a cleaner growout environment produce a healthier chicken? Researchers with the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Agricultural Technology Research Program are conducting an exploratory research project focused on answering that question.

Changes Coming to Industrial Stormwater Permitting in Georgia: What Poultry Processors Should Know
Changes Coming to Industrial Stormwater Permitting in Georgia: What Poultry Processors Should Know

The approaching summer of 2017 marks 24 years since the first issued Georgia National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit No. GAR050000 for industrial stormwater (2017 IGP or industrial general permit). Permittees are required to implement appropriate management practices to control discharged stormwater pollutants associated with facility industrial activity.

 

Free Energy Assessments Offered to Small- and Medium-Sized Manufacturers
Free Energy Assessments Offered to Small- and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

Small- and medium-sized manufacturers may be eligible to receive a no-cost energy assessment performed by personnel from one of the universities depending on the manufacturer’s geographical location.

 

 

 


Upcoming Events
2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry
August 14-16, 2017
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Destin, Florida

 

Poultry World
October 6-15, 2017
Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter
Perry, Georgia

 

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