Prevailing temperature to affect poultry

Prevailing temperature to affect poultry

With night temperature to be low due to fog, egg production and egg weight are expected to decline slightly.

A weather advisory from Agromet Field Unit of Veterinary College and Research Institute and Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said that the maximum and minimum temperature was expected to be 34 degree Celsius and 20 degree Celsius respectively.
The day-time temperature would remain at high level while night temperature would be low due to foggy. The high diurnal temperature would not be favourable for poultry as it would reduce the feed intake.
Egg production and egg weight would also decline slightly as farmers had been asked to reduce energy content of feed by 50 kcal per kg to 2,500 kcal per kg feed.
Stress
The release said that rising day-time temperature may induce mild stress in poultry and hence farmers were asked to use stress alleviating medicines.
A press release from Agro Unit of Krishi Vigyan Kendra here said that soil health was likely to be affected by poor irrigation adoption methods which would affect plant growth drastically.
Hence, farmers were asked to test the water quality in bore wells. If problems identified after the quality analysis, suitable management practices and crops would be suggested by the Kendra, the release said.

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