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IPE & University of Georgia Collaborate

21 October 2011, at 9:20am

US - The International Poultry Expo (IPE) is collaborating with the University of Georgia to promote the Georgia International Poultry Short Course 2012 to be held on 27 to 31 January 2012 in Athens, Georgia.


Registrants who sign up for the Georgia International Poultry Short Course will also receive registration to the 2012 International Poultry Expo, which will take place on 24 to 26 January 2012 in Atlanta.

The Georgia International Poultry Course is a four-day day conference designed by the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia. It covers a broad range of topics for individuals new to the poultry industry, as well as for experienced professionals. In addition to formal instruction, demonstrations in various areas of poultry science will be conducted at the university research facility in Athens. During this program, participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts in many areas. In addition, translation to Spanish may be available based on participant applications. The course will immediately follow the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta.

Some topics that will be covered in the short course are: US poultry industry structure and economics, poultry nutrition, poultry diets, broiler breeder management, incubation/hatchery management, hot weather management, cold weather ventilation, foot pad dermatitis, poultry mortality management, live production environmental management, poultry processing, processing food safety and HACCP, environmental impacts of processing, biosecurity and vaccination programs, egg layer production and management, pastured poultry, energy use and conservation, and animal welfare.

Registration for the course is $800, and regular registration is open until 15 December 2011. Registration after 15 January 2012 will incur an additional fee. More information can be found online [click here].