Not billions. Trillions of cicadas are predicted to surface from U.S. soil as temperatures continue to rise this summer. What does this emergence mean for poultry production? Free protein. Known as the great cicada hatching of 2021, Brood X (or Great Eastern Brood) marks the 17-year life cycle of these buzzy bugs. A filling feast for poultry.
"Water conservation has become a major emphasis for the poultry industry today," said Tabler. "Sprinkler systems, which focus on cooling individual birds, offer water conservation without sacrificing flock performance."