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TURKEY CONFERENCE: Strong Scientific Programme Ahead

by 5m Editor
11 March 2010, at 11:21pm

UK - Today, 11 March, is the opening day of the two-day annual Turkey Science and Production Conference in Macclesfield. The record number of delegates can look forward to a packed scientific programme, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePoultrySite.

The Turkey Science and Production Conference – the fourth in the series organised by Dr James Bentley – opens today, with several papers on a range of topics covering health and disease as well as pathogen control in turkey meat, the turkey genome, tunnel ventilation and marketing turkey products. The speakers today are from Liverpool, Scotland and the US.

The number of delegates has reached another record at this conference, with almost 200 participants registered from 23 countries.

In his introduction, Dr Bentley stated the aims of the Conference as a forum to exchange information on the latest science and production topics as well as an opportunity for the industry to discuss and do business.

"Let's have enthusiasm for turkeys, and passion for the industry and ofr turkey meat," he told the audience.

Among the broad topics covered by the meeting are disease – new challenges and new approaches – gut function, optimising nutrition and practical management.

The Conference continues tomorrow.