Poor water quality results in significant losses

03-05-2010 | | |
Poor water quality results in significant losses

Over one third (36%) of all drinking water in poultry houses is of poor quality, according to research by the Dutch Animal Health Service (GD).

While poultry farmers are critical regarding animal feed, water quality doesn’t get enough attention according to GD. Poor water quality can lead to decreased performance in the birds.

According to calculation by the GD, water that is contaminated with moulds and yeasts can cost the farmer €12,000 per year (based on a farm with 30,000 layers). A bacteriological contamination of water on a farm of 30,000 broilers can lead leads to a loss of €2,000 per round.

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Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist
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