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Integrated pest management
– effective ﬂy control
With the development of resistance to many forms of control, alternate
methods must be developed. Simon M. Shane
lies continue to be a nuisance in ies will breed without natural
egg production operations, espe- control through predation.
High ﬂy populations may con-
cially in large in-line high-rise com- Many high-rise houses have tribute to tape-worm infesta-
plexes. This production system allows inadequate ventilation capac- tion of ﬂocks and may dis-
the propagation of ies especially when ity especially when exhaust seminate viral and bacterial
complicated by de ciencies in the design fans are throttled back during infections.
of housing, management of ventilation or cold weather. Manure serves
removal of manure. as a “water-sink” retaining
Flies are adapted to reproduce at a moisture from respiration,
prodigious rate. Each female y can lay defecation and urination by
up to 500 eggs over a 15 to 25 day life the ock, water from leaking
cycle. Given wet manure, warm tempera- nipples, seepage from the ex-
tures and humid conditions prevailing terior and condensation from
in spring and early summer, y breed- inadequately insulated roof
ing may result in population explosions structures.
which overwhelm conventional control In an attempt to reduce cap-
measures including application of insec- ital and operating costs many
ticides and feed-through larvacides. operations have inadequate pit
With the development of resistance to ventilation from turbulence fans which ✔Composting manure rows under the
synthetic pyrethroids and organophos- are necessary to dry the crust especially cages.
phates and also larvacides such as cyro- at the apex of manure rows. ✔Periodic removal of manure from hous-
A program of complete re- es on a rotational basis with composting to
moval of manure from all houses produce a value-added product or disposal
Go to www.AnimalAgNet.com to share on a complex will promote y by spreading in a remote location.
your successes and pose questions to breeding especially if followed ✔Removal of manure from houses
by placement of young ock during winter which is possible using a
other industry professionals. since pullets normally excrete composting installation.
wet droppings through to peak ✔Alleviating water leaks and seepage
mazine, alternative methods of control production. Under prolonged high tem- of water in to the pits due to defective
are necessary. During the past few years perature water intake may rise above 5.5 drainage.
many producers are reevaluating integrat- gallons per 100 hens per day which re- Many of the problems experienced in
ed pest management coupled with Bio- sults in both wet droppings and increased high-rise houses are obviated with on-belt
logically Integrated Insect Management respiratory release of water. drying installations coupled with weekly
to control ies. removal of manure from houses for com-
Integrated pest management posting or disposal.
Problems contributing to An integrated pest management pro-
ﬂy control gram involves effective management of Biological integrated insect
Typical A-frame cages over deep pits the water content of manure by effective management
allow y breeding on de ector panels ventilation, the use of bene cial insects A range of bene cial insects are available
and crossbeams in addition to the rows of and the judicious application of insecti- commercially which attack the premature
manure. cides. stages of the lifecycle of ies. Generally
Annual clean out of pits during spring Management procedures to reduce y all these bene cials with the exception of
months results in removal of bene cial breeding in high-rise houses include: Ophyra prorogate and function in manure
insects which serve to suppress breeding ✔Maintaining effective ventilation rates with a moisture content below 50%.
of ies. In the absence of “bene cials,” and operation of turbulence fans in pits. Accordingly, control using bene cials is
4• EggIndustry • November 2009 • www.WATTAgNet.com
largely dependent on appropriate manage- IPM Laboratories - Ophyra (Hy- control programs. Additional informa-
ment of the water content of manure. Most drotaea aenescens); Parasitoid wasps tion is available on the company web-
of the bene cials have slower reproduction (Spalangia cameroni/S. Nigroema. Mu- site www.kuna n.com
cycles than ies. When introducing a new cidifurax raptor and M. raptorellus);
population of predators there is a lag pe- and Hister Beetles (Carcinops pumilio) Fungal-based products
riod during which y breeding advances at IPM Laboratories also markets Hister JABB of the Carolinas have devel-
a rapid rate overwhelming the capacity of House traps to gather Carcinops beetles oped an entomopathogenic fungus
bene cials. prior to clean out so that they can be (Beauveria bassiana) which kills both
Frequently individual programs must be used to repopulate the manure base re- adult ies and larva. Marketed as ba-
developed for speci c farms to take into ac- maining in the house after the bulk of lEnce biopesticide by Terregena, the
count the design of housing and equipment, manure has been removed. For further compound can be sprayed on defector
placement of ocks, management systems, information refer to the company Web panels and manure rows. Both larva
manure removal programs and resistance to site www.ipmlabs.com and emerging adults are infected with
insecticides. Kuna n Insectary - This company the fungus which results in death within
It is axiomatic that organophosphate supplies parasitoid wasps to prorogate days. It targets only adult ies and lar-
insecticides will destroy bene cials al- a bene cial population in manure re- vae and does not affect bene cial bee-
though the use of cyromazine, if effec-
tive, can be used with bene cials with the ➤ Flies can be controlled by efﬁcient,
exception of Ophyra.
Each supplier of bene cial insects can diligent and continual application of
tailor a program involving their species of
insect with respect to frequency of appli-
integrated pest management systems.
cation and numbers of adults or immature maining in houses after clean-up. Ku- tles or parasitoid wasps. baLence is also
stages supplied. na n also supplies pheromone baits and available as a solid bait to be placed
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Research proves that effective Salmonella
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Michael Opitz, DVM and Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM Ph.D., University of Maine, Orono, ME
n late 1987 the Centers for Disease veloped. The use of inactivated emul- wet cleaned, disinfected and tested
Control (CDC) reported a sharp sion SE vaccine was initiated during before re-stocking with replacements.
increase in Salmonella enteritidis this phase. This method worked well for SE-con-
(SE) infections in consumers of shell During the second phase, these steps taminated multiplier breeder, pullet
eggs in the Northeast States. At the were supplemented by rodent surveil- and free-standing layer houses. In the
time, little was known about the epide- lance to routinely evaluate control and last 15 years of the Maine program,
miology of SE in either laying ocks or serology to verify effective vaccina- using standard NPIP monitoring pro-
through the distribution chain for eggs. tion. In the third phase of development cedures, SE was not detected in these
Except for rare sporadic cases, SE had of the Maine program, wet cleaning types of houses.
not previously caused apparent disease and disinfection was replaced by dry
in laying ocks or emerged as a public cleaning of contaminated buildings ➤ Proper environmental
In April 1989 Maine began the rst
and in selected ocks, egg testing for
SE was conducted.
Five documented outcomes
SE program of surveillance and sup-
pression of SE. This program contin- of the program: operating practices
ues today. 1 Infected parent ocks can prevent bacterial
The goal of this program has been to
work proactively to reduce the risk of
Two Maine parent ocks and
two NPIP-certi ed hatcheries in oth-
“blooms” of SE.
SE infection in laying hens and eggs er states were found to be the source In contrast, post-cleaning and dis-
by identifying, prioritizing and elimi- of SE prior to 1995. These Maine infection (C&D) of larger, automated,
nating sources of SE. parent ocks, their fertile eggs and multiple in-line house layer complexes
The program evolved over time, con- potentially infected chicks were failed to completely eliminate SE. The
sisting originally of an SE prevalence eliminated within two weeks of con- failure of wet C&D was considered to
rming SE infection. be due to inadequate drying of surfac-
Following the initial incidents, es after each stage, allowing bacterial
To read about how vaccination no SE has been detected in overgrowth to occur.
reduces the risk of SE visit parent ocks or imported In 2000 it was decided to require
pullet chicks in the Maine only dry-cleaning of SE-contaminated
www.WATTAgNet.com/8438.html program for 15 years. At no houses after depopulation. The adequa-
time have parent ocks been cy of cleaning was visually veri ed by
vaccinated against SE. a state inspector. In addition, increased
study of grandparent and parent farms, Over the life of the Maine program, criteria for effective decontamination
hatcheries, commercial pullet and pro- the level of Salmonella spp. of any se- were applied, mandating the absence
duction ocks, feed mills, rendering rotype in fecal samples from day-old of SE at the end of the laying cycle
plants and rodents. parent chicks declined from 19% to of at least two successive ocks in all
6%, while the overall detection of Sal- houses on a given complex.
Three phases of study monella spp. in parent ocks increased No cleaning method can guarantee
During this time techniques for en- from 29% to 79%. total elimination of SE from all surfaces
vironmental and direct bird testing Environmental contamination but proper environmental management
were validated and procedures for re- 2 During the rst phase of the and routine sanitary operating prac-
modeling and effective cleaning and Maine program, all SE con- tices can prevent bacterial “blooms”
disinfection between ocks were de- taminated houses were depopulated, of SE. In properly maintained poultry
8• EggIndustry • November 2009 • www.WATTAgNet.com
houses, environmental SE may eventu- Vaccination history of SE were tested when ocks
ally be out-competed by less harmful 4 Although vaccination with- were 45 weeks old and at the end of
indigenous bacteria. out adequate sanitation and production. More houses tested posi-
Rodent control rodent control is unlikely to achieve tive at the end then at 45 weeks; how-
3 Rodent control was critical adequate risk reduction, vaccination ever, none of the 38,000 eggs assayed
to eliminate SE from contami- of replacement ocks was considered from these houses yielded SE. EI
nated houses, regardless of the clean- to be critical to SE control from the Dr. Michael Opitz graduated as a
ing method used. Rodents act as res- beginning of the SE program. At the veterinarian in 1964 from the Free
ervoirs and multipliers of SE, and they inception of the program, inactivated University, Berlin, Germany. He ob-
can quickly re-contaminate recently SE emulsion vaccines were used in tained a diploma in Tropical Veteri-
sanitized houses. Decontamination of replacement ocks to be housed in narian Medicine and spent ten years
clusters of multiple SE contaminated buildings with a history of SE. Sero- as a diagnostician and extension vet-
houses was only achieved following logical testing at 4 to 8 weeks post erinarian in Sierra Leone and Malay-
effective rodent control within and vaccination was used to con rm that sia. He served as the extension and re-
between all houses. This goal often proper vaccination techniques had search veterinarian at the University
required repairing and sealing houses. been followed. of Maine during the period 1979 to
Rodent control is challenging to im- Monitoring 2004 and has since held an appoint-
possible when buildings have cracks in 5 Environmental monitoring ment as a Professor Emeritus follow-
foundation walls and concrete slabs or of hatcheries, breeder, pul- ing retirement.
have other entry points. let and layer houses was implemented Dr. Anne Lichtenwalner obtained
When the effectiveness of rodent routinely throughout the 20-year peri- a DVM from Oregon State Universi-
control was continuously monitored, od following accepted standard proce- ty in 1989 followed by a Ph.D. from
it allowed higher awareness of the po- dures. Layer houses were tested at the the University of Idaho in 1995. She
tential for recontamination. Due to the end of each layer cycle to determine serves as the assistant professor of ex-
high reproductive rate of rodents, ef- the SE status of the house and the need tension in the Animal and Veterinary
forts must be continuous in all build- for decontamination. Science Department at the University
ings to achieve effective suppression. In a pilot study, 20 houses with a of Maine.
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Legal activities by states
after California Proposition 2
Ballot initiatives can be introduced in 24 states.
ollowing passage of the 2008 Cali- Proposition 2-style voter initiative, le- Georgia - Georgia will amend their
fornia Proposition 2 in November, gal proceedings which oppose HSUS General Code to prevent local authori-
both the HSUS and State Poultry intentions and negotiations which may ties regulating production of agricul-
Associations have intensi ed their ef- be regarded as temporizing without a tural and farm products and to repeal
forts to advance their respective caus- clear resolution. con icting laws and ordinances by
es. At the beginning of 2009, HSUS subordinate bodies.
signaled that it intended to repeat their Preemptive Legislation Oklahoma - The Oklahoma House
success in Ohio, the nation’s fourth Ohio - The Ohio legislature will sub- of Representatives passed HB2151
largest egg producer. mit a constitutional amendment to voters which establishes a Department of Ag-
The United Egg Producers prepared in November 2009 which will create the riculture division to supervise animal
production and welfare in the state and
Michigan enacts anti-cage legislation preventing any municipality county or
political entity enacting any regulation
more restrictive or contrary to rules es-
On September 16 the Michigan Legislature passed a bill to amend 1998 PA466, the “Animal
tablished by the Oklahoma Department
Industry Act” by adding a new Section 46. The basic provisions are similar to California Proposition
2 adopted in November 2008. Originally Michigan was to follow the example of Ohio in establishing of Agriculture Food and Forestry.
a panel of experts and interested parties to establish standards of conﬁnement for livestock. The South Carolina - The General As-
sudden reversal will effectively phase out cages in ten years based on a reading of HB-5127. sembly of the state has passed a bill to
The act deﬁnes egg laying hens and “fully amend the 1976 code relating to live-
extending its limbs” as fully spreading both stock and poultry, specifying that the
wings without touching the side of an enclosure General Assembly is the only compe-
or other egg-laying hens and having access to tent body to establish regulations re-
at least 1.0 square feet of useful ﬂoor space lating to welfare and management of
per hen. In addition “turning around freely” livestock and poultry.
means turning in a complete circle without any Arizona - The state has speci ed that
impediment and without touching the side of an shell eggs sold in Arizona must com-
enclosure or another animal. ply with the certi ed program adminis-
The inﬂuence of HSUS was evident in nego- tered by United Egg Producers.
tiations which lead to a rejection of House Bill 5127 and adoption of the substitute legislation. Illinois - The Illinois Senate Agricul-
Apparently the threat of a ballot initiative resulted in the change in direction. It is apparent that all ture Committee which has established
states with ballot initiatives in their constitutions are vulnerable to pressure by HSUS to abandon an Animal Welfare Subcommittee re-
cage production. This will inevitably result in profound changes in the relative expansion rate in our jected a bill instigated by legislators
egg-producing states during the upcoming decade. supporting HSUS initiatives to impose
Such changes have occurred previously in the U.S. with demise in production in New Jersey and non-con nement regulations similar to
marked reduction of output from New York and the New England states in favor of the Midwest and the vague wording of California Propo-
Southeast. Shifts during the mid-20th century were occasioned by socio-economic factors. In the
current situation the motivating factor relates to alleged “welfare” concerns and the effect of politi-
cal lobbying and manipulation of the media. Conﬂicts and uncertainty
persist in California
Assembly Bill 1437, introduced in
a summary of legal action by various Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board February, intended to prohibit sale of
states to update producers. The princi- comprising 13 members. This body will shell eggs in California introduced
pal developments can be divided into have the sole authority to establish stand- from some other state not producing
three categories comprising preemp- ards relating to the husbandry and welfare in conformity with the requirements of
tive legislation to avert a California of livestock and poultry. Proposition 2. Proponents of Assembly
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Bill 1437 based their Bill on the alleged abuses at the largest egg production
deleterious effect of con nement stress complex in the state immediately prior
which they maintained represented to a hearing by the Agricultural Com-
a public health hazard. The Bill was mittee on April 4.
withdrawn because neither the HSUS
nor the Association of California Egg
Colorado-Senate Bill 2001 will ban
veal and sow gestation crates by 2012 Packer
Farmers could agree on the intent or and 2018 respectively. As with Maine,
wording of the compromise legislation. the legislation did not include egg pro-
duction and no ballot is scheduled on
Future activities this issue.
Two states have enacted legislation Ballot initiatives can be introduced
which can be regarded as a partial vic- in 24 states with Ohio, Minnesota,
tory for HSUS with respect to veal and Maine, Nebraska, Washington, Oregon
pork production but for the present and New York considered the most vul-
will not affect con nement housing of nerable to HSUS intervention. To date
poultry: HSUS activities have been blocked in
The Maine Legislature voted to ban Colorado, Connecticut, New Hamp- Durability
con ned housing for gestating sows shire, Vermont, Arizona, Delaware,
and veal crates becoming effective at Illinois, Maine, and Massachusetts. Reliability
the beginning of 2011. Caged laying The HSUS in response has established Innovation
hens were excluded from the legisla- a litigation department which will be
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age of 2008. The months of May through September resenting a 2.6% decline over 2008.
were below 100 cents/dozen, offsetting the higher revenues ✔The 24-month previous hatch through August 2009
through the rst four months of 2009. amounted to 459 million pullets, representing an increase of
Nine-month average production cost 8.3 million pullets over the 24 month cumulative hatch for
was 59 cents/dozen ranging from a high August 2008. It is noted that this parameter is correlated to
of 63.7 cents/dozen in June to the low the Urner-Barry Midwest egg price.
of 57.0 cents/dozen in September. The ✔The average monthly transfer of pullets to layer houses
approximately 9% reduction in produc- is projected to attain 16.4 million for 2009 representing a
tion cost over the 68 cents recorded in 1.7% increase over the corresponding value for 2008.
2008 is attributed to lower ingredient ✔As of August 2009 the producing ock represented
cost. Production costs peaked in June 276.6 million hens. The average to date is 280.3 million hens
and July of 2008 at 73 cents/dozen. relatively unchanged for the rst eight months of 2008.
Don Bell ✔Total egg production through the rst months of 2009
amounted to 51.343 billion eggs, a 0.9% increase over the
rst eight months of 2008. Pullet transfers, hen numbers
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with UB egg prices prevailing in 2009.
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Promoting quality, an
of fecal deposits on the
shells of eggs processed by
a 20-year-old in-line cage
gg Industry will com- operation.
mence running a series
of actual situations en- The questions are:
countered in production 1.What are the possible
each month. causes of this observation?
Appropriate responses 2.What investigations
will be reviewed and repro- would you perform to
duced in the next edition. It evaluate the cause[s]?
is hoped that this will stim- 3.Select the most probable
ulate thought and improve cause and suggest an ap-
quality across our industry. propriate solution? EI
Readers are encouraged to share their
comments and solutions with the editor at
Egg exports total 2.6% of US output
Statistics issued by the USDA Economic Research Service and
the Foreign Agricultural Service, report that cumulative exports for
the rst eight months of 2009 amounted to 77.2 million dozen shell
eggs. This represents a 7% increase over the corresponding period
in 2008. On an annualized basis, shell egg exports in 2009 would
amount to 115 million dozen, representing the output of 5 million
hens or 1.8% of the national ock. Among the signi cant import-
ers, Canada declined by 8% to 21.5 million dozen, compensated by Let them be active
a 16% increase in exports of 16.2 million dozen to Hong Kong. Ex-
ports to unspeci ed countries including the Caribbean, increased let them be productive
by 4% to 25.4 million dozen. According to USAPEEC an average
of 74 cents/dozen was obtained for shell eggs.
Exports of egg products expressed as shell-egg equivalents at-
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tained 67.0 million dozen for the rst eight months of 2009 which Layer systems
was virtually unchanged from the value in 2008. Japan reduced
imports by 38% to 14.0 million dozen shell-equivalents but this
was compensated by 273% increase in exports to Canada (5.3
million shell-equivalents) and a 50% increase to Germany. China
showed a signi cant drop from 3.8 million dozen shell-equivalents
to 283,000 dozen. This virtually identical reduction in volume oc-
curred previously between 2005 and the precipitous drop in 2006.
Total exports of shell eggs and products expressed as shell-equiv-
alents represents the output of 7 million hens or 2.6% of the national
ock and constitutes an important market stabilizing factor. EI For dealers and more info: www.jpe.org or email@example.com
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Watering system regulator labor and preventing leakage. slatted- oor housing. The belt can be rewound
Ziggity Systems’ Pressure Pro Regulator Ziggity Systems Inc., www.ziggity.com/pressurepro on an electrically driven drum to allow clean-
can be tted to existing Ziggity oor water- ing of the house oor beneath the belt. Contin-
ing systems compatible with Ace, Big Ace uous plastic manure belts must be completely
Slatted-ﬂoor manure belt
and Big Z installations. This system offers removed if the under-surface is to be cleaned
the advantage of simultaneously adjusting Jansen Poultry Equipment of Holland has following depopulation of a ock.
all regulators in the house thereby reducing introduced a manure belt system designed for Jansen Poultry Equipment, www.jpe.org
Ad sizes start at one column by one inch and can be any size up to six column inches. Logos
and photographs are acceptable. Add color for an additional $30 per color per insertion. The
rate for EGG INDUSTRY is $120 per inch per insertion (1-time rate), $110 per inch per insertion
(6-time rate), and $100 per inch per insertion (12-time rate). The production charge is included
except for ads with excessive make-up demands.
Long-Term Fly Control
For more information on how to place your ad, contact: Natural One-Two Punch!
Ginny Stadel, Tel: 815-966-5591, Fax: 815-968-0941, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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CO2 MAK cart.
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www.fpmne.com 800-477-3715 Complex Manager
Center Fresh Egg Farm is seeking a Com-
plex Manager for a 3.8 million bird Egg
FLY PROBLEMS? FOR SALE Laying facility and Breaking Plant in Sioux
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Candidates should have the following skills
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➤ 12 wide
• Strong leadership skills and the ability
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Used Diamond Equipment all been updated. not required
Graders, loaders, packers, etc. ➤ can be used in-line, off-line or both We offer a competitive salary and beneﬁts
Buy — Sell — Nationwide ➤ capacity of 200-300 x 15dz/hr package. To be considered forward your
Former Diamond Regional Sales Manager but can be expanded to conﬁdential resume to:
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Sioux Center, IA 51250
Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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