The Poultry Federation announces that registration is underway for 2012 Arkansas Nutrition Conference scheduled for September 4-6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Rogers, Arkansas. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Feed Manufacturers Committee of The Poultry Federation and the University of Arkansas. This year’s technical symposium sponsor is Diamond V. Proceeds from this conference are designated for scholarship support at the University of Arkansas. An extensive and impressive list of domestic and international industry speakers are scheduled. This conference qualifies for 12 CEUs for members of American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS).
Tuesday, September 4, Mike Mitchell and Don McIntyre, Diamond V, Co-Presiding
-Welcome and Introductions by Jeff Cannon, Diamond V
-An Integrators Perspective of Nutrition and Immunology by Philip Maynard, PhD, Nutritionist, Tyson Foods, Inc.
-Dietary Strategies to Enhance Gut Innate Immunity Against Enteric Pathogens by Hyun Lillehoj, PhD, Sr. Res. Immunologist, USDA
-Implications of Changing immune Function Through Nutrition by Douglas Korver, PhD, Dir., USDA ARS National Animal Disease Center
-Metagenomic Applications for Improving Animal Health by Kurt Zuelke, DVM, PhD, Prof., Poultry Nutrition, University of Alberta, Canada
-Strive for Balanced Immunity by Jason Frank, PhD, Dir., Swine Research & Tech Support, Diamond V
Wednesday, September 5, Karen Christensen, O.K. Farms, Inc., Presiding.
-Where Broiler Production is Heading in Brazil by Mario Penz, PhD, Nutron, Brazil
-Review of Nutritional Issues in Canada by Mark Newcombe, PhD,Ontario Nutrition Mgr., Nutreco Canada
-“New Insights on the Urease Activity Range for Soybean Meal: a Worldwide Opportunity for the Poultry Industry”. by Nelson Ruiz, PhD, Nelson Ruiz Nutrition, LLC
-Factors Affecting Lipid and Fiber Utilization in Swine by Brian Kerr, PhD, Agroecosystems Mgmt Res. Unit, USDA, Ames, IA
-Factors Affecting Intake – What We Know by Todd Applegate, PhD, Prof. and Poultry Ext. Specialist, Purdue University
-Why the Avian Intestinal Tract Responds Like it Does by Steve Collett, DVM, Assoc. Prof., PDRC, University of Georgia
-Looking Backward and Forward – From an Energy Perspective by Bob Teeter, PhD, Oklahoma State University
-Trends and Factors in US and Global Poultry Production by Sterling Liddell, VP, Food and Agribusiness Research Rabobank
Thursday, September 6, Nathan Collins, Simmons Foods, Inc. Presiding
-Departmental and Center Update by Michael Kidd, PhD, Dir., Center of Excellence, University of Arkansas
-Feed Processing to Improve Poultry Perfomance by Charles Stark, PhD, Ext. Specialist – Feed Milling, North Carolina State University
-The Future of Brolier Production in the Americas by Mario Penz, PhD, Nutron - Brazil
-Enzymes Beyond Phytase in Poultry Nutrition by Aaron Cowleson, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia
-Trace Minerals – The Broad Spectrum Nutrients by Jon Nelson, Executive Vice President, Southeastern Minerals
Sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday conclude with a speakers’ roundtable discussion and Thursday’s session ends with an open golf tournament. Advance registration for the conference is $100 and on-site registration is $125.00. Professors, emeritus, and students are free. Advance registration for the golf tournament is $60 and onsite registration is $75. Attendees are asked to register on-line at www.thepoultryfederation.com. For more information, contact The Poultry Federation at 501-375-8131.
The Poultry Federation is a 3-state trade association representing the poultry and egg industries in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Offices are located in Little Rock, AR, Jefferson City, MO, and Oklahoma City, OK.