Identification And Design Of Sustainability Improvements To Poultry Production

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Alexander Vereen Luke (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Chip Hope

Abstract: The goal of this Honors Project in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm is to create a plan for the improvement of poultry production infrastructure. Design of the new facility focuses on providing a space on the farm that allows for implementation of the latest standards and practices in sustainable poultry production. Principles from academic discourse were combined with the goal of certification in A Greener World’s Animal Welfare Approved program for meat and layer chickens. Design choices aim to improve educational value, reduce environmental impact, and introduce new elements of production. The proposed facility incorporates streamlined record keeping, improved capacity for on-farm rearing of chickens, and provisions for sustainable grazing techniques to meet these goals. The designs are delivered in the form of several key planning documents. Expense estimates and a full bill of materials were created to guide the future planning of construction. Detailed structural plans in an appropriate scale are also provided, including design elements optimizing ease of construction and practical function.

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Honors Project
Luke, A. (2019). Identification And Design Of Sustainability Improvements To Poultry Production. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2019
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Livestock, Poultry Production, Teaching and Research Farm, Animal Welfare

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