News & Views July/August 2019 Edition

2019 USPOULTRY Seminar Schedule Registration Available on Our Website, Feed Mill Management Seminar March 19-20, Nashville,Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Human Resources Seminar April 15-17, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa National Breeders Roundtable May 16-17, St. Louis, Missouri Hilton St. Louis Airport Poultry ProcessorWorkshop May 22-23, Nashville,Tennessee DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Financial Management Seminar June 24-26, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Hatchery Breeder Clinic July 9-10, Nashville,Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry Sponsored by GeorgiaTech Research Institute, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and USPOULTRY August 12-14, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Women’s Leadership Conference August 15-16, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Live Production,Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar Sponsored by National Chicken Council, NationalTurkey Federation, United Egg Producers and USPOULTRY September 17-18, Nashville,Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Environmental Management Seminar September 19-20, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar October 3-4, Nashville,Tennessee DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Air Cargo Seminars DatesTBD Miami, Florida NewYork, NewYork Atlanta, Georgia Grower Relations Seminars Scheduled upon industry request PoultryWastewater OperatorsTraining Scheduled upon industry request Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar Production Efficiencies and Best Management Practices for Broilers, Ducks, Layers and Turkeys to Be Highlighted Throughout the years, the poultry industry has faced numerous challenges and opportunities, but the welfare of poultry flocks continues to be an issue of utmost importance. To address these concerns, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers are collaborating again this year to sponsor the 2019 Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar, Sept. 17-18, at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. “The seminar will provide the best possible programming to maximize efficiencies and best management practices for our broiler, duck, egg laying and turkey managers,”said Ken Martin, production supervisor for Fieldale Farms Corporation, and planning committee chairman. The seminar will address topics in production efficiencies, as well as welfare and biosecurity best practices in broilers, ducks, turkeys and layers. Updates on legal matters, Salmonella , biosecurity audits, antibiotics and a PAACO overview will also be provided. Breakout sessions divided into three groups – broiler, turkey/duck and layer – will cover topics such as Lighting Best Practices, Ventilation for Litter Management, Ducks 101 and The Effects and Control of External Parasites on Cage Free Systems. To learn more and register for the Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar, visit . The program agenda was developed by a committee of live production managers, poultry health professionals and university professors. Pictured are (seated left to right): Kathryn Mizell, Perdue Foods LLC; Heidi Parnin, Culver Duck Farms, Inc.; Ken Martin, Fieldale Farms Corporation (committee chairman); and Dr. Claudia Dunkley, University of Georgia. (Standing left to right): Travis Strickland, Farbest Foods Inc.; Robert Silva, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Eric Greene, Claxton Poultry Farms; Steve Taylor, Midwest Poultry Services; Bill Staugler, Cooper Farms Inc.; Chuck Bell, Peco Foods Inc.; and Dr. Casey Ritz, University of Georgia. Environmental Management Seminar to Address Myriad Challenges Facing Today’s Industry Environmental Professionals USPOULTRY’s 2019 Environmental Management Seminar provides a unique learning opportunity for professionals concerned with the environmental challenges facing the industry today. The seminar will be held Sept. 19-20, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida. “Environmental stewardship remains an industry priority,”commented Steve Patrick, senior director of environmental services for Tyson Foods, and committee chairman.“The planning committee has put together a great program that we hope will benefit all attendees in their efforts to tackle the environmental challenges and issues we all face.” The program, developed by industry environmental leaders, will include a variety of topics, such as a Regulatory Update; Sustainability: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility Programs; Addressing Community Relations; Preventing Upset and Recovery of Wastewater Systems; Environmental Opportunities in Rendering; and Beyond Regulatory Compliance…The Business Case for PSM. The 2019 CleanWater Awards will also be presented, and those winners will present virtual tours of their facilities. To register for the Environmental Management Seminar, visit . Members of the planning committee included (seated from left): Stephanie Shoemaker, Sanderson Farms Inc.; Robert Weeks, Wayne Farms LLC; Stephen James, Pilgrim’s; Warren Howe, WHEE, Inc.; and Joseph Miller, Rose Acre Farms Inc. (Standing from left): Dwayne Holifield, Sanderson Farms Inc.; Alexander Sullivan, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Dr. Brian Kiepper, University of Georgia; Michele Boney, West Liberty Foods; Steve Patrick, Tyson Foods Inc. (committee chairman); William Knapke, Cooper Farms Inc.; Russ Dickson, Wayne Farms LLC; and Shane Reid, Reid Engineering Company, Inc.