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Seminar to explore poultry production, welfare and biosecurity topics

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Event to be held in Nashville in September.

As the events of this year have shown, biosecurity is of paramount importance to all poultry operations. USPOULTRY’s 2022 Live Production, Welfare and Biosecurity Seminar will be held Sept. 21-22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown in Nashville, Tenn., and will explore many timely and relevant concerns for leaders in all facets of the poultry and egg industry. This event is co-sponsored by the National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and the United Egg Producers. The Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) grants CE credit for this seminar.

“Armed with the information and strategies this seminar will provide, attendees can expect to return home ready to actively contribute to improved biosecurity and welfare outcomes with an enhanced understanding to accomplish those goals,” remarked David Bledsoe, director of live operations for Mountaire Farms, and program committee chairman.

Program topics include a GIPSA and Farm Bill Update; Biosecurity Best Practices in the Fully Integrated Environment; Housing Preparation Between Flocks; Animal Welfare: Audit Corrective Actions, Bird Handling Training, and Antibiotic Use; Cage Free Industry Update; Advanced Technologies in Precision Poultry Production: Effects on Animal Welfare; Ducks 102; Lighting Intensity; Animal Activists Update; Reovirus and Bronchitis Update; Pre-Harvest Interventions / Salmonella / Commercial Egg Food Safety; and much more.

The agenda was developed by a program committee of live production managers, poultry health professionals and university professors that includes David Bledsoe, Mountaire Farms, and program committee chairman; Dr. Claudia Dunkley, University of Georgia; Rusty Langle, Peco Foods; Heidi Parnin, Culver Duck Farms, Inc.; Casey Scroggs, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Bill Staugler, Cooper Farms Inc; and Travis Strickland, Farbest Farms.

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