Partnership on Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar

US - The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and United Egg Producers (UEP) have announced a new collaboration in hosting the Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar. The Seminar will be held 19-20 September, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
calendar icon 26 July 2017
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"In the past, USPOULTRY has served as sole sponsor of the Seminar. However, partnering with our sister poultry organisations is an obvious fit to provide the best possible programming to maximise effectiveness for our turkey, broiler and egg laying managers," said planning committee chairman Mike Levengood, vice president, chief animal care officer and farmer relationship advocate for Perdue Farms.

Mr Levengood is also a USPOULTRY board member.

The Seminar will address topics and challenges associated with poultry and egg live operations, with a specific focus on animal welfare and biosecurity. The agenda will cover the latest in animal extremist activities, consumer-driven challenges and impact on the bottom line, welfare audits, bird welfare and behavior, and more.

A new addition to the programme are breakout sessions that will address broiler-, turkey- and egg-specific topics, as well as networking and knowledge exchange opportunities with other industry professionals.

Front row (L-R): Michael Cronic, House of Raeford; Dr. Casey Ritz, University of Georgia; Victoria Ahlmeyer, National Turkey Federation; Dr. Claudia Dunkley, University of Georgia; Roddy Sanders, Peco Foods Inc.; and Travis Strickland, Farbest Farms, Inc. Back row (L-R): Eric Greene, Claxton Poultry Farms Inc.; Mike Levengood (committee chairman), Perdue Farms, Inc.; Ken Martin, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Bill Staugler, Cooper Farms, Inc.; Kevin Lastowski, Cal-Maine Foods; Steve Taylor, Midwest Poultry Services LP; and David Lathem, Lathem Family Farms.

The Seminar agenda was developed by a committee of live production managers, poultry health professionals and university professors.

USPOULTRY will continue to manage the conference logistics, including the website information, registration and onsite arrangements. To learn more and register for the Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar, click here or visit

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