IPPE 4th Annual Young Leaders “30 under 30”

Jamie Johansen

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching the fourth annual Young Leaders “30 under 30” program that targets young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE. The goal of the program is to engage and invest in young professionals between the ages of 21 and 29, who work for companies directly …

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USPOULTRY Environmental Management Seminar

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s Environmental Management Seminar will examine current and emerging issues related to water quality, air emissions and overall regulatory compliance to ensure that poultry environmental managers can effectively respond to factors that may impact regulatory compliance. This year’s conference will be held Sept. 24-25, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. …

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Poultry Seminar to Focus on Safety, Productivity

Kelly Marshall

This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar will be held Oct. 1-2 in Nashville, TN.  The seminar will focus on providing technical tools, management best practices, and practical case studies throughout the rendering process.  The event is sponsored by USPOULTRY and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council. “Safety and sustainability in the rendering plant is a goal for which all …

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USPOULTRY’s Live Production & Welfare Seminar

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s 2015 Live Production and Welfare Seminar will address the latest management techniques, husbandry and technology to enhance the health and welfare of the bird. The seminar will also address timely biosecurity measures to combat the potential spread of avian influenza into the fall season. Sponsored by USPOULTRY, the seminar will be held September 15-16, at …

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Iowa Avian Flu Conference Summary

Jamie Johansen

The “Avian Influenza Outbreak…Lessons Learned” Conference was held recently in Des Moines, Iowa. There USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Dr. John Clifford, chief vet officer for USDA APHIS among others addressed those in attendance. USPOULTRY provided the following summary. “Two hundred and thirty-two enterprises and operations have been hit by avian influenza since early spring with …

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Biosecurity Key to Fighting Bird Flu

John Davis

There are three general principles for a successful biosecurity program: go onto a farm clean, leave the farm clean, and if in doubt…clean and disinfect. That was the message from Shawn Carlton, technical service manager with Cobb-Vantress, at USPOULTRY’s 2015 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic held in Nashville, Tennessee. In his presentation, Carlton provided best practices for “Sanitation at the Breeder Farm.” He …

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New Ammonia-Oxygen Monitoring System for Poultry Houses

John Davis

Research funded by USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation has developed a new ammonia-oxygen monitoring system for poultry houses. This news release from the group says the funded research project at North Carolina State University is part of the association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, …

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USPOULTRY to Hold Women’s Leadership Conference

John Davis

USPOULTRY will hold its Women’s Leadership Conference Aug. 27-28, at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This news release from the group says it will include professional women within the industry who will provide their perspectives and insights on a variety of topics that are both practical and timely. “Successful women analyze their unique strengths and challenges, …

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Avian Flu is the Focus of USPOULTRY Clinic

Kelly Marshall

The Hatchery-Breeder Clinic of 2015 will be held July 14-15 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, TN.  U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, sponsors of the the event, have announced that the focus will be on avian influenza preparations for the fall season, along with new innovations and best practices for flock performance. “This year’s program will address several timely topics, …

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Winners in Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

Jamie Johansen

Texas A&M University recently won the High Team Overall category of the 68th U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. Penn State University placed a close second. Additionally, Joshua Cassar, a senior at Penn State University, was announced high individual overall winner, and Eryn Crow, a sophomore at Texas …

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