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Biosecure entry education trailer

Quick facts

  • The biosecure entry education trailer, or BEET, is a teaching tool to demonstrate the Danish entry system for on-farm biosecurity.
  • The BEET trailer is mobile and available for training purposes on-site, statewide.
Biosecure entry education trailer

You can learn how to make your farm more biosecure

BEET demonstrates how poultry farmers can improve poultry barn biosecurity.

Using the trailer, people can assess and practice their biosecurity plans for entry into poultry barns.

BEET’s primary purpose:

  • The educational program supports multiple ways to carry out enhanced biosecurity plans.
  • Owners and managers need to decide which practices fit their management needs.
  • Employees need training to know how to properly carry out Danish entry plans.

Managers responsible for making biosecurity plans can use the trailer to practice their plans for entry into poultry barns based on Danish entry concepts. Employees expected to carry out biosecurity plans can use the trailer to practice company plans and deal with unusual situations that may come up.

The BEET trailer is mobile and available for training purposes on-site, statewide.

What is the Danish entry system?

The keys to the Danish entry system are:

  • A biosecure entrance to the farm.

  • The entrance area has separate clean and dirty areas (line of separation).

  • Upon entry in the “dirty” area:

    • People remove their outer clothing and footwear.

    • Wash and disinfect hands.

    • Move to a clean area where clean protective clothing, such as boots and coveralls, are provided (boots should be put on before coveralls).

  • People complete the protocol in reverse when exiting the building.

A line of separation (LOS) is a working line that divides a dirty space from a clean, bird-occupied space. Thus, a line of separation is key to no-shower biosecure entries.

The biosecure entry education trailer has both a two-zone and three-zone entry.
BEET has distinct clean and dirty areas.
Inside layout of the BEET unit

BEET Features

  1. Door to enter the barn for 2-zone bio-secure entry
  2. Door to enter the barn for 3-zone bio-secure entry
  3. Disinfectant pan
  4. Outside farm specific clothes storage
  5. Outside farm specific boot storage
  6. Chair or bench with hand sanitizer
  7. Clean boot storage bin
  8. Log book
  9. Barn specific coverall storage
  10. Hand washing station
  11. Grey area shoe storage
  12. Barn specific boot washing station
  13. Optional plastic boot supply
  14. Trash bin

Using the biosecure entry education trailer

BEET simulates how to create a line of separation for the two types of Danish entries. Watch these videos for more information on two-zone and three-zone Danish entries.

Two-zone Danish entry

Three-zone Danish entry

Kevin Janni, Extension engineer and Abby Neu, Extension educator

Reviewed in 2018

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