Management Strategies for Utilizing Hardwood Sawdust as Poultry Bedding

Management Strategies for Hardwood Sawdust as Poultry Bedding. January 2008.
Management Strategies for Hardwood Sawdust as Poultry Bedding. 20 pages. January 2008.

Many concentrated poultry-producing areas of the USA including the Delmarva Peninsula have shortages of quality pine-base bedding materials. Yet, there are often ample supplies of cost-effective hardwood sawdust (HW) that could supplement this deficit. However, the poultry industry has been reluctant to use HW due to periodic mold-induced respiratory health concerns.

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