TUCKER, GA – With the ever changing global economy, production managers must to do more with less. Combining innovation with effective management techniques can allow you to reach optimum bird health and performance. Achieving superior flock management can be affected by anything from weight management to disease prevention. The 2012 Poultry Production & Health Seminar will examine important factors that affect flock health. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the seminar will be held September 25-26, at The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.
“As poultry managers, we face some unique issues, but many of the same: broiler efficiency, countering genomic inefficiencies through research, and product development," said program chairman Sam LeNarz, Wayne Farms LLC. "We can’t possibly know the answers in every situation, however the Seminar does an excellent job in providing timely solutions that we can take back and use to improve flock performance." he added.
This year’s topics include a Poultry Industry Economic Update; GIPSA Status; Gut Flora Management; Enteric Viruses of Poultry; Coccidiosis Vaccine Strategies; Current LT Vaccine Performance and New Prospects for Alternatives; Salmonella Control Interventions; Sufficient Electrical Capacity in Poultry Houses; Necrotic Enteritis Resurgence…Causes and Responses: LED Lighting Update: A Year Later and other important topics to help maintain healthy flocks.
A program committee of live production managers and poultry health professionals developed the agenda for the seminar, including (seated from left): Dr. Kenneth Macklin; Auburn University; Sam LeNarz, Program Chairman, Wayne Farms LLC; and Frank Halpin, Pilgrims Corporation; (standing l to r): Henry Welch, Peco Foods, Inc.; Kimber Ward, Amick Farms; Robert Crowe, Harrison Poultry Inc.; Ken Martin, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Dr. John Smith, Fieldale Farms Corporation and Dr. Casey Ritz, University of Georgia.
Register for the seminar at http://www.uspoultry.org/educationprograms/index.cfm#pphs.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.