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Delmarva Broiler Farm Water Usage . Jennifer Timmons ( mdchick@umd.edu ) www.mdchick.umd.edu. University of Maryland Extension. Acknowledgements. Richard Nottingham Jennifer Rhodes. University of Maryland Extension. Introduction.

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Delmarva Broiler

Farm Water Usage

Jennifer Timmons (mdchick@umd.edu)

www.mdchick.umd.edu

University of Maryland Extension

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Acknowledgements

  • Richard Nottingham
  • Jennifer Rhodes

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Introduction

  • Ground water is 81-100% source of all drinking water on the Eastern Shore.
  • Demand for water is expected to increase by more than 20% between 2000 and 2030.
  • Water Use Permits:
    • Maryland and Virginia: greater than 10,000 gallons/day
    • Delaware: greater than 50,000 gallons/day

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Introduction

  • Bird water consumption is somewhat easy to predict.
  • Evaporative cooling system is harder to predict.

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Introduction

  • Flock water usage varies depending on a many factors.
    • Age of bird
    • House density
    • Outside temperature and relative humidity
    • Type of cooling system
    • Evaporative cooling set temperatures

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Introduction

  • University of Georgia monitored water usage of a 50 ft X 560 ft broiler house in Athens, GA (Czarick and Fairchild, 2009).
  • Evaporative cooling system used between 40,000 and 45,000 gallons during the summer.
  • Evaporative cooling system used between 10,000 and 20,000 gallons during the spring.

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Background of Study

  • Water meters were placed on evaporative cooling pad system (recirculation system) of 15 broiler houses.
  • Drinker consumption data also collected (10 houses).
  • Data collection started April 2008.
  • Flocks were placed at various times throughout the study.

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Background of Study

  • Average house size: 29,708 ft2
  • Average broiler capacity: 40,057 birds
  • Average flock age: 52 days
  • Assume 5 ½ flocks/year = 286 production days (52 days X 5.5 flocks)

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Results (7/2009)

  • Average gallons of water used by evaporative cooling pad system for one flock:
    • 533 gallons/day/house
  • Average gallons of water consumed for one flock:
    • 1,598 gallons/day/house
  • Therefore total gallons used/day/house for one flock = 2,131 gallons/day/house

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Results (7/2009)

  • Estimated total gallons used for 5 ½ flocks (286 days) in one house =
    • 609,466 gallons(286 d X 2,131 gallons)
  • Average gallons used per day in one house for 1 year (365 days) =
    • 1,670 gallons (609,466 gallons ÷ 365 days)
  • Average gallons per ft2 =
    • 0.0562 gallons/ft2 (1,670 gallons ÷ 29,708 ft2)

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How much water do I use on my farm per year?

  • Example:
    • Five houses (33,600 ft2)
    • Total ft2 = 168,000 ft2 (33,600 ft2 X 5 houses)
    • Total average gallons used/day =
      • 9,442 gallons water/day (168,000 ft2 X 0.0562 gallons/ft2)

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Questions

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