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·         Tyson, Auburn to research off-grid poultry housing

·         Tyson Foods and Auburn University are building the first stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

·         Tyson Foods To Donate Three More Truckloads Of Protein To River Valley Flood Victims

 

 

Tyson, Auburn to research off-grid poultry housing

Stand-alone, solar-powered broiler poultry house will be key to informing sustainable energy practices at scale.

 

Source: Auburn University

via Feedstuffs - Jun 05, 2019

 

Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC), a leader in poultry housing and associated technologies for more than a decade, and Tyson Foods Inc. announced June 5 the opening of the largest stand-alone, solar-powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid.

 

The 54 ft. x 500 ft. poultry house is located in Cullman County, Ala., and is capable of housing 36,000 broilers, the university said.

 

It will be one of two identical houses on Tim and Selena Butts’ farm, where 5.5 lb. broilers will be grown. One will be the control house, while the other house will be operated exclusively by solar power and will be known as "stand-alone solar for poultry" (SASP).

 

“Auburn University’s NPTC will work closely with Tyson Foods and Southern Solar Systems to provide leadership in the application of solar power technology to broiler production houses,” said Paul Patterson, dean of Auburn’s College of Agriculture. “The research will provide important new information on how solar power technology can improve environmental sustainability and profits for farmers.”

 

According to the announcement, the house’s power will derive from three components: the photovoltaic panel or solar cell, a battery set and a generator. On-site researchers will compare its energy use regularly with the normal operation of the twin house located next door over a 12-month cycle.

 

The data and insights gleaned from this project will be an important next step in identifying sustainable practices and new forms of energy for the poultry industry at large, Auburn said.

 

“Ultimately, this project will allow us to identify how solar houses might improve farmer profitability and bring increased efficiency to the poultry industry,” said Chip Miller, vice president of poultry live operations for Tyson. “Through our partnership with Auburn University’s NPTC, we are creating a model for the future of the industry — one that is more sustainable and brings critical value and insights, previously unavailable, to poultry farmers.”

 

“The combination of solar and batteries, along with the other technologies, is converting power to usable alternating current that’s identical to grid power,” NPTC extension specialist Dennis Brothers said. “Electricity drives all functions in poultry houses and is the largest variable cost for poultry farmers. We believe this new system may reduce costs for farmers while increasing efficiency.”

 

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Tyson Foods and Auburn University are building the first stand-alone solar-powered poultry house

 

by Chris Crowell, Solar Builder 

June 5, 2019

 

Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC), a leader in poultry housing and associated technologies for more than a decade, and Tyson Foods Inc. are opening of the largest stand-alone solar powered poultry house to be operated completely off the grid. The 54-foot by 500-foot poultry house is located in Cullman County, Alabama, and capable of housing 36,000 broilers.

 

The poultry house will be one of two identical houses on Tim and Selena Butts’ farm where 5.50-pound broilers will be grown. One house will be the control house while the other will be operated exclusively by solar power, also known as Stand-Alone Solar for Poultry (SASP).

 

“Auburn University’s NPTC will work closely with Tyson Foods and Southern Solar Systems to provide leadership in the application of solar power technology to broiler production houses,” said Paul Patterson, dean of Auburn’s College of Agriculture. “The research will provide important, new information on how solar power technology can improve environmental sustainability and profits for farmers.”

 

The house’s power will derive from three components: solar, a battery set and a generator. On-site researchers will compare its energy use regularly with the normal operation of the twin house located next door over a 12-month cycle. The data and insights gleaned from this project will be an important next step in identifying sustainable practices and new forms of energy for the poultry industry at large.

 

“Ultimately, this project will allow us to identify how solar houses might improve farmer profitability and bring increased efficiency to the poultry industry,” said Chip Miller, vice president of poultry live operations for Tyson Foods...

 

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https://solarbuildermag.com/news/tyson-foods-and-auburn-university-are-building-the-first-stand-alone-solar-powered-poultry-house/

 

 

Tyson Foods To Donate Three More Truckloads Of Protein To River Valley Flood Victims

 

by 5NEWS/KFSM/KXNW (AR)

June 5, 2019

 

RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — Tyson Foods will be donating an additional 100,000 pounds of protein to help victims affected by flood waters in the River Valley.

 

As part of the company’s “Meals that Matter” program, three more truckloads of food will be distributed to hunger relief agencies and non-profit organizations on Friday, June 7 at 9 a.m.

 

This comes after the company donated two truckloads last week, totaling about 80 tons.

 

Partner agencies of the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock and the River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith are eligible to...

 

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