Brian Fairchild

NAME Brian Fairchild
TITLE Assistant Professor/Extension Poultry Scientist
DEPARTMENT Poultry Science
PHONE 706-542-9133
FAX 706-542-8383
ADDRESS 207 Poultry Science Building
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602
EMAIL brianf@uga.edu
EDUCATION Ph.D, Physiology, North Carolina State University
M.S., Physiology, North Carolina State University
B.S., Animal Science, North Carolina State
RESEARCH INTERESTS Broiler management including air quality, energy conservation, lighting and water consumption/quality

B.D. Fairchild

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

Research directions include development of improved lighting, heating, ventilation and water management to provide an optimum environment to achieve broiler growth potential in an economical and efficient manner. Current projects are focused on improving air quality inside broiler houses, examining the benefits of drinker line maintenance and sanitation and investigating light management impacts on broiler performance.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Ritz, C. W., B. D. Fairchild, and M. P. Lacy. 2004. Implications of ammonia production and emissions from commercial poultry facilities: A review. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 13:684-692.

Christensen, V. L., D. T. Ort, and B. D. Fairchild. 2005. The relationship between sperm hydrolysis of the perivitelline layer and embryonic livability. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 14:60-68.

Christensen, V. L., K. E. Nestor, D. T. Ort, and B. D. Fairchild. 2005. Dam and sire effects on sperm penetration of the perivitelline layer and resulting fecundity of different lines of turkeys. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 14:483-491.

Fairchild, B. D. and V. L. Christensen. 2005. Influence of hen age and number of inseminated sperm on the number of holes hydrolyzed in the inner perivitelline layer of turkey eggs. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 14:576-581.

Christensen, V. L., M. J. Wineland, I. Yildirum, B. D. Fairchild, D. T. Ort, and K. M. Mann. 2005. Incubator temperature and oxygen concentrations during the plateau stage in oxygen uptake affect turkey embryo plasma T4 and T3 concentrations. International Journal of Poultry Science 4:268-273.

Ritz, C. W., B. W. Mitchell, B. D. Fairchild, M. Czarick, and J. W. Worley. 2006. Improving in-house air quality in broiler production facilities using an electrostatic space charge system. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 15:333-340.

Visser, M. C., B. D. Fairchild, M. Czarick, M. P. Lacy, J. Worley, S. Thompson, J. Kastner, C. W. Ritz, and L. P. Naeher. 2006. Fine particle measurements inside and outside of tunnel-ventilated broiler houses. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 15:394-405.

Cox, N. A., L. J. Richardson, R. J. Buhr, J. K. Northcutt, P. J. Fedorka-Cray, J. S. Bailey, B. D. Fairchild, and J. M. Mauldin. 2006. Presence of inoculated campylobacter and Salmonella in unabsorbed yolks of male breeders raised as broilers. Avian Diseases. 50:430-433.

Buhr, R.J, J. K Northcutt, L. J. Richardson, N. A. Cox, and B. D. Fairchild. 2006. Incidence of unabsorbed yolk sacs in broilers, broiler breeder roosters, white leghorn hens, and Athens-Canadian randombred control broilers. Poultry Sci. 85:1294-1297.

Cox, N. A., L. J. Richardson, R. J. Buhr, J. K. Northcutt, P. J. Fedorka-Cray, J. S. Bailey, B. D. Fairchild, and J. M. Mauldin. in unabsorbed yolks of market age commercial broilers. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 15:551-557.

Fairchild, B. D., J. K Northcutt, J. M. Mauldin, R. J. Buhr, L. J. Richardson, N. A. Cox. 2006. Influence of water provision to chicks prior to placement and effects on performance and incidence of unabsorbed yolk sacs. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 15:538-543.

Fairchild, B. D., A. B. Batal, C. W. Ritz and P. F. Vendrell. 2006. Effect of drinking water iron concentration on broiler performance. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 15:511-517.

Wineland, M. W., V.L. Christensen, I. Yildrum, B.D. Fairchild, K.M. Mann, and D.T. Ort. 2006. Incubator temperature and oxygen concentration at the plateau stage in oxygen consumption affects intestinal maturation of broiler chicks. International Journal of Poultry Science 5: 229-240.

Buhr, R. J., L. J. Richardson, J. A. Cason, N. A. Cox, and B. D. Fairchild. 2007. Comparison of four sampling methods for the detection of Salmonella in broiler litter. Poultry Sci. 86:21-25.

Hoffman, J. B., A. P. Benson, V. L. Christensen, B. D. Fairchild, and A. J. Davis. 2007. Follicular development and expression of the messenger ribonucleic acid for the inhibin/activin subunits in two genetic lines of turkey hens that differ in total egg production. Poultry Sci. 86:944-952.