TUCKER, Ga. — Effective hatchery-breeder management is critical for the success of any poultry operation. USPOULTRY’s Hatchery-Breeder Clinic brings attendees up to date on best management practices, biosecurity challenges, vaccinations and other topics related to chick quality.

“This year’s Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will provide attendees with an engaging selection of presentations, helping them increase performance and quality at their hatchery and breeder operations,” said Adam Rutledge, breeder manager at Mountaire Corp., and program committee chairman. “The 2021 planning committee has done an outstanding job in creating a dynamic program that is guaranteed to provide relevant insight.”

The seminar takes place Wednesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 8, at the DoubleTree Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tenn.

The 2021 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic planning committee, includes the following industry hatchery and breeder operations leaders: Jenny Asip, Perdue Farms; Adam Rutledge, Mountaire Corporation (committee program chairman); Sasha Smith, Perdue Farms; and Joe Steed, Pilgrim’s.

Agenda topics: a poultry industry review; hatchery sanitation; solar energy on breeder farms; incubation effects on chick quality; biosecurity for salmonella control at hatcheries; everyday feeding programs; new innovation: individual house egg packing system; chick delivery: impact on health, performance and chick quality and transport equipment; egg handling, cleaning and cooler room; and more.

As USPOULTRY is currently planning to move forward with the seminar in-person, the health and safety of everyone who attends is a top priority. USPOULTRY will follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local governments regarding COVID-19.

Visit uspoultry.org to register, reserve your room and see the full agenda.

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