BAE Weekly Seminar: Wednesday, March 5

Please join us for the weekly BAE seminar 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 
1:10 2 pm, 2045 BAINER HALL

Topic: Air Quality Research for Egg Production Facilities 

Xing Jun Lin, Staff Research Associate 
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis 



The California egg industry is undergoing major changes with regard to hen housing facilities since the passage of Proposition 2, which requires that enlarged spaces be provided to hens by January 2015. These changes are expected to increase the cost of eggs and will have implications regarding environmental impact and hen health and welfare. This seminar will provide an overview of alternative housing systems for hens and will report on three recent studies that were carried out to assess the air emissions and air quality impact from three types of hen houses: high-rise conventional cages, cage-free, and enriched colony houses. 


Dr. Xingjun Lin is an expert in air quality monitoring and assessment. He obtained his PhD degree in Bioresource Engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 2007, and joined the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at UC Davis shortly after. Dr. Lin has worked on several poultry and dairy air quality projects sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Air Quality Council, Coalition of Sustainable Egg Supply and the poultry and dairy industry. 

Coffee and cookies will be served.