Kestrel 5000AG Livestock Environmental Meter
Product Number: C34660
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A must-have tool for livestock producers, veterinarians, and handlers! Pocket-sized, rugged, accurate meter for assessing ventilation effectiveness, barn conditions, livestock heat stress, air speed, field microclimates, storage conditions, transportation safety, and more. Provides vital information needed to maximize performance and profitability. This lightweight, handheld, multifunction meter can be used inside and out for spot measurement of current conditions and also tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data.
Heat Stress Management with THI:
Temperature Humidity Index (THI) has been used for decades as a measure to classify heat stress risk in many livestock production and transportation operations. This measurement includes both temperature and relative humidity and is a basis for both strategic and tactical management practices that benefit animal health, productivity, and well-being. This meter calculates and logs on-site THI based on user selection of either the National Research Council (NRC) or Yousef-accepted THI calculations.
Barn/Housing Ventilation Assessments:
Regardless of the type of barn/house design, all livestock require proper ventilation and air movement to maximize health, growth, and comfort. This meter provides air speed and air flow measurements to quickly quantify air movement in the vicinity of livestock, locate drafts, measure fan effectiveness, and confirm duct discharge velocity. Volume airflow takes duct shape and dimensions into account and allows for accurate comparison of various locations in a system. No calculator is needed to determine airflow with the Kestrel 5000AG, a few quick menu picks and built-in averaging gives you accurate readings instantly.
Microclimate, Harvest, and Storage Conditions:
Many livestock professionals also grow and store grains, hay, and other feedstuffs. This meter can measure microclimates around the farm to determine where mold and disease may be a problem, ensuring conditions are right for harvesting, drying, and storing. Leave the meter in place anywhere in the field, barn, or greenhouse to get a graphical history of overnight conditions.