Mathematical and simulation models are often used to simulate foreign animal disease outbreaks and best practices for control. However, simulation outcomes are sensitive to the population structure used.
During agitation and pumping, noxious gases are released from the slurry and can rapidly spike at any time and at any location. Failure to keep gas concentrations at safe levels can result in a dangerous situation for everyone.
January has brought consecutive days of below freezing temperatures. These temperatures may result in farms utilizing backup generators to keep ventilation, electricity or water flowing throughout the barns.