NC State Extension

International Course on Poultry Production

Next Course Summer of 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina


NC State University Department of Poultry Science


To provide 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

Classroom and Laboratory Instruction


Hatching chicks

Breeders, Incubation and Hatchery Management

Broiler Breeder Management – J. Brake
Turkey Breeder Management – J. Grimes
Incubation Biology and Principles Hatchery Management – M. Wineland
Troubleshooting Incubation – M. Wineland
Impact of Incubation on Live Performance – M. Wineland


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

NC State University Feedmill

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

Poultry Houses

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


Participants will be housed in the Brownstone Hotel (Double Tree by Hilton) adjacent to the NC State campus. A University representative will meet you at the Raleigh International Airport (RDU) on Sunday, May 15 before noon, to transport you to the hotel. Arrangements will be made to transport you back to the airport on Friday afternoon, May 20, or Sunday, May 22, if you will participate in the Feed Manufacturing Short Course. 

Initial Meeting on Sunday May 15, 2016

We expect to meet All participants in the Lobby of the Double Tree by Hilton Brownstone Hotel (1707 Hillsborough Street  Raleigh, NC 27605, (919) 828-0211) in Raleigh on Sunday May 15, 2016 at  2:30 pm.   Please make plans to arrive to Raleigh before noon Sunday May 15, 2016.

The Meeting on Sunday May 15, 2016 is Very Important for Introductions, Instructions, Distribute Materials, Explain Background of Contents and show you the University.  We will Not have time to repeat this Information during the week.

Registration Fees

The cost of this course is US $1,750 per person if housed in double bedrooms (you have to indicate the roommate), or US $2,000 if housed in individual hotel rooms. It includes training, educational materials, local transportation, laboratory materials, t-shirt, lodging (hotel) and all meals from May 16 to 20 (breakfast, lunch and snacks) EXCEPT the evening meals. These fees DO NOT include air transportation to RDU Airport, health insurance, spending money and incidental expenses.

For Pre-registration please go this website and send us your information.

Payments will be received from February 15 to April 25, 2016

For any other questions please contact 

Cancellation Notice:

Prior to three weeks = No charge, all fees will be reimbursed after the Course (April 25th).
Within last two weeks (Before May 2) = Half of enrollment fee will be charged.
Within one week prior to the Course or No show (After May 9th) = Entire enrollment fee

Phone: +1 (919) 515-5391
Fax: +1 (919) 515-7070

Feed Manufacturing Short Course

This is an additional course that will provide updated scientific and technical information and hands-on experience to improve commercial poultry production.


Day One

8:00 AM Quality Assurance Program
Receiving, Processing, Finished Feed, Sanitation and Pest Management, Delivery, Feed Recalls
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Laboratory – Sampling, Inbound QA Tests, Mycotoxin Testing
Noon Lunch
1:00 PM Lecture – Pest Management (Stored Grain and Rodent Control)
2:00 PM Lecture – Particle Size Reduction – Equipment Overview
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Lecture – Particle Size Reduction – Animal Performance
4:00 PM Laboratory – Particle Size Reduction
5:00 PM Lecture – Batching and Mixing
6:00 PM Laboratory – Mixer Uniformity

Day Two

8:00 AM Lecture – Conditioning and Pelleting – Equipment Overview
9:30 AM Break
10:00 AM Laboratory – Pelleting – PDI Testing
Noon Lunch
1:00 PM Lecture – Feed Mill Operations and Key Performance Indicators Principles
2:00 PM Lecture – Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM Lecture – Preventive Maintenance Programs
4:00 PM Lecture/Lab – Feed Mill Inspections and Audits

For additional information contact:

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

Phone: +1 (919) 515-5391
Fax: +1 (919) 515-7070


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