Department of Agricultural Engineering
To avoid being caught in the squeeze between lower prices and higher cost, poultrymen have been forced to seek more efficient methods of raising poultry. This is especially true in South Dakota where poultry is usually one phase of a diversified farm operation. The average farmer has not been able to depend upon a large volume to reduce the cost per unit. The cold climate is a further handicap to the farmer of South Dakota. He cannot overlook the most economical methods of brooding. For this reason there has been considerable interest in the floor plate brooder and its adaptability to this area.
poultry brooding, electric plate floor brooder
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Paine, M. D.; DeLong, H. H.; and Carlson, C. W., "The Portable Floor Plate Brooder" (1960). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 490.