USPOULTRY Clinic to Focus on Hatchability, Production Efficiencies

by 5m Editor
21 May 2013, at 8:13am

US - The 2013 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will bring together hatchery and breeder flock managers to discuss the latest technology, equipment developments, and industry trends. The annual Clinic, sponsored by the US Poultry & Egg Association, will be held 9-10 July at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.

The agenda was developed by a committee of hatchery-breeder specialists. Members of the committee are (from left): Richard Higgins, Perdue Farms, Inc., Palmyra, ME; Nath Morris, Heritage Breeders, LLC, Gainesville, GA; and Jack Patrick (Chairman), Harrison Poultry, Inc., Bethlehem, GA.

"This year’s program will provide essential tools and resources to help managers stay abreast of new developments that can assist them in their day-to-day duties, as well as highlight cost-saving innovations for running an efficient and effective hatchery-breeder operation," said program committee chairman Jack Patrick, Harrison Poultry, Inc.

Topics include An Agri Stats Review for Hatcheries and Breeders; Cocci Vaccine Alternatives: Pros and Cons; Chick Mortality; Biosecurity Methods for Hatcheries and Breeders; Disease Update and Prevention Methods; Hatching Eggs: Sanitation/Handling/Storage; and concurrent breakout sessions on related hatchery and breeder topics.

To register online for the 2013 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic, click here, or go to