ObjectiveTo develop a method of assessing the level of moisture held within a broiler’s feathers prior to transport.
BackgroundThe conditions of the feathers prior to transport is suspected to impact broilers’ ability to cope with exposure to cold exposure. The development of a tool to assess the level of moisture held in the feathers will be useful when determining if a load is fit for transport. Dr. Crowe’s team will test commercially available moisture sensors for accuracy and test most effective sensor(s) on commercial broiler farms.
Funding$170,700 (CPRC $60,000, NSERC $85,350, SCIDF $25,350)
Status report coming soon.