A high level of biosecurity in dairy processing facilities is important to avoid disease outbreaks and related profit losses.
Given the density of cows in many facilities, the health (and business) risks associated with feed contamination from bird flu, influenza, and/or other infectious diseases has increased in many instances. The source of quite a number of these health and business risks actually derives from the sustained presence of pest birds.
Dairy facilities and operations increasingly face health (and business) risks associated with pest birds. These risks often manifest themselves in the following ways:
Pest birds may consume dairy cow feed due to its high protein content and relatively easy access. This meddling deprives dairy cows of proper nutrition, resulting in decreased milk production.
Furthermore, the concentration of pest birds leads to an accumulation of fecal droppings, potentially transmitting diseases to livestock through their feed and water sources.
With nearly 70 percent of dairy operations in the United States infected, one of the most common infectious diseases originating from pest birds is Johne's disease.
Depending upon the severity of the infection, the productivity losses experienced by the dairy operator can be as high as $227 per dairy cow--this amounts to over $250 million (USD) in accrued annual losses by the dairy producers industry due to infectious diseases, especially Johne's disease.
Increasing your dairy processing facility biosecurity measures is important to avoid disease outbreaks and related profit losses.
Netting is the strongest and most versatile bird exclusion system in the world. This system denies pest birds' access to any structural configuration, including courtyards, roof tops, overhangs, parking garages, etc. The best application of netting encloses or blocks off each access point used by the pest birds.
Despite its harsh-sounding name, bird spikes are a humane and highly effective bird deterrent system. When birds approach a potential roosting area they see there is no solid place to land and are prohibited from landing--birds do not actually come in contact with the spikes. The product is made of pre-formed spike strips that have wires attached to a base which can to be installed on nearly any structural configuration.
The installation of an Agrilaser acts as a visual deterrent for pest birds roosting or nesting in or on commercial properties and/or on structural installations.