Livestock Heating & Sanitation
Propane is a clean, efficient fuel that can keep plants, poultry, livestock, and agricultural facilities sanitized and heated without breaking your budget. Over half of America’s agricultural producers use propane for efficient, cost-effective heating – join them today!
Benefits of Propane Heating & Sanitation
A Common Choice for Producers
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Livestock Facility Heating & Sanitation
Keeping animal containment areas heated during cold winter months, cleaning and sanitizing dairy milking parlors, and providing warm baths for horses are just a few of the ways propane is used on a livestock operation.
For producers looking for efficient heat, propane is a sustainable option. Here’s why:
- Standard propane water heaters can typically be operated for half the cost of an electric water heater, which can result in big savings.
- Propane-fueled incinerators offer a much simpler, more sanitary, and cheaper way of disposing of animal waste than compost facilities.
- In poultry operations, propane brooders are highly efficient because they provide more even heat over a larger area. Propane heaters are also more reliable because they will continue to operate during electric power outages.
- Propane-fueled incinerators offer a much simpler, more sanitary, and cheaper way of disposing animal waste than compost facilities.
- Propane-powered tankless water heaters emit 37 percent fewer greenhouse gases than electric units. When combined with propane-powered heat and power (CHP) systems emit 44 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than grid electricity.
- Anaerobic digesters are being used to convert animal, plant, and food waste to usable, renewable energy. As propane burns at a stable temperature, propane-fueled boilers are the ideal heat source for this process. Converting up to eight-ton of waste per day, propane-fueled boilers can produce enough energy to power approximately 80 homes while reducing solid waste in landfills and greenhouse gas emissions.
Poultry House Heating
For years poultry producers have used and trusted propane as the main source of heat in their buildings. But that’s not all it can be used for. Propane-powered poultry house sanitizers utilize propane in a different way – cleaning. As anyone with livestock knows, preventing and controlling disease is essential. If you’re looking for a fuel that can do it all by heating and cleaning your facilities, look no further than propane.
Here are a few more reasons why propane is the smart choice for your operation:
- Propane brooders are highly efficient because they provide more even heat over a larger area with fewer units, keeping young chicks warm and healthy.
- Propane heaters are also more reliable because they will continue to operate, even during electric power outages.
- Propane-fueled poultry house sanitizers generate heat from propane flames housed under a steel hood to sanitize poultry litter. The intense heat kills pathogens, reduces ammonia levels, and controls harmful diseases that can affect bird weight and vitality.
- Compared to forced-air furnaces, propane infrared poultry brooders lower fuel costs by 15-25 percent. And since poultry processing is one of the most energy-intensive agricultural processes, using propane can equal big savings for producers.
- The poultry house sanitizer also provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional chemical disinfectants – all while eliminating the risk of chemical residue as well as water and soil contamination.
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