NC State Extension

International Course on Poultry Production

May 27 – June 1, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina


This course provides updated scientific and technical information and hands-on experience to improve commercial poultry production.

Learning Opportunities

Classroom Instruction

Interaction with

  • Poultry scientists with worldwide experience
  • Industry personnel
  • Veterinarians

Laboratory Exercises

Tours to

  • Feed Mills
  • Hatcheries
  • Breeder and Grow-out Houses
  • Processing Plants


Breeders, Incubation and Hatchery Management

Broiler Breeder Management —
Turkey Breeder Management — J. Grimes
Incubation Biology and Principles Hatchery Management
Troubleshooting Incubation
Impact of Incubation on Live Performance

Nutrition, Feeding and Feed Mill Technology

Poultry Nutrition — P. Ferket / E. Oviedo / K. Anderson
Feed Mill Management — A. Fahrenholz
Feeding Practices — E. Oviedo / J. Grimes / K. Anderson
Modeling and Operations Research — E. Oviedo
Nutrient and Waste Management —  J. Grimes

Management and Production

Broiler Management — E. Oviedo
Layer Management — K. Anderson
Turkey Management — J. Grimes
Lighting Programs
Ventilation and Brooding — S. Shah
Economics and Decision Making — E. Oviedo

Health, Welfare and Food Safety

Pathology — Dr. Tahseen Aziz
Vaccine Management and Marek’s Control
Biosecurity and Disease Control — Dr. Tahseen Aziz
Insect and Rodent Control — Wes Watson
Poultry Welfare — K. Anderson
HACCP and Pathogen Intervention Strategies

Accommodations and Ground Transportation


Attendees are housed in the Stateview Hotel on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

Ground Transportation

A University representative will meet you at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) on Sunday, May 27 before noon to take you to the hotel. Arrangements will be made to transport you back to the airport on Friday afternoon, June 1 or Sunday, June 3, if you’re attending the Feed Manufacturing Short Course. 

Important Scheduling Note

We expect to meet all attendees in the lobby of the hotel on Sunday May 27, 2018 at  3:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive in Raleigh before noon on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The meeting on Sunday May 27, 2018 is essential. We will cover introductions, instructions and content background explanations, distribute materials and tour the university. We will not have time to repeat this information during the week.

Fees and Registration


The course fee includes training, educational materials, local transportation, laboratory materials, t-shirt, lodging and all meals from May 28 to June 1 (breakfast, lunch and snacks) except the evening meals.

The course fee does not include air transportation to RDU Airport, health insurance, spending money or incidental expenses.

Housing Fee
Double (must indicate roommate) $1750
Single $2000

Registration — CLOSED

We can accept payment from Jan. 22 to May 11, 2018.


Cancellation Notice

If your plans change, you can cancel your registration. Please note the cancellation fees.

3 weeks or more prior No charge — all fees will be reimbursed after the course (May 11th)
Within 2 weeks of the course Half enrollment fee
Within 1 week of the course Full enrollment fee

Feed Manufacturing Short Course

June 1 and 2, 2018

This additional course provides updated scientific and technical information and hands-on experience designed to improve commercial poultry production.


Day 1
8:00 a.m.  Quality Assurance Program
Receiving, Processing, Finished Feed, Sanitation and Pest Managment, Delivery, Feed Recalls
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Laboratory — Sampling, Inbound QA Tests, Mycotoxin Testing
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Lecture — Pest Management (Stored Grain and Rodent Control)
2:00 p.m. Lecture — Particle Size Reduction — Equipment Overview
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Lecture — Particle Size Reduction — Animal Performance
4:00 p.m. Laboratory — Particle Size Reduction
5:00 p.m. Lecture — Batching and Mixing
6:00 p.m. Laboratory — Mixer Uniformity
Day 2
8:00 a.m. Lecture — Conditioning and Pelleting — Equipment Overview
9:30 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Laboratory — Pelleting — PDI Testing
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Lecture — Feed Mill Operations and Key Performance Indicators Principles
2:00 p.m. Lecture — Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Lecture — Preventive Maintenance Programs
4:00 p.m. Lecture/Lab — Feed Mill Inspections and Audits

For additional information contact

Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo-Rondón
NC State University
Cooperative Extension Service
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
229 Scott Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.5391
Fax: +1 919.515.7070