NC State Extension

NC Broiler Supervisors’ Short Course

April 11, 2018

Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center


Developing Leadership for the Global Marketplace

This course provides updated technical information for live production and grow-out managers, broiler flock supervisors and other personnel involved in broiler chicken production.


All sessions meet at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro, NC.

Fees and Registration

Registration includes a copy of the proceedings, lunch, snacks and door prizes.

Per person $50

Advanced registration is requested to assist planning for the group.

Cancellation Notice

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

NC State cancels program No fee — full reimbursement
Participant cancels 4 or more business days in advance* $25 fee
Participant cancels within 3 business days of workshop* Full fee — no reimbursement
Participant does not attend workshop Full fee — no reimbursement

*If a participant needs to cancel, a written notice (fax is acceptable) is required.

Substitutions for participants who cannot attend will be accepted in most cases.

2017 Program

8:00 – 8:18 a.m. Registration
8:20 – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks — Dr. Peter Ferket, Prestage Department of Poultry Science
8:30 – 9:05 a.m. AI and ILT is a High Consequence Disease, Control Measures Should Match the Disease — Dr. Jose Linares, CEVA Animal Health
9:05 – 9:40 a.m. ILT Control: Critical Points on Biosecurity and Vaccination — Dr. Ivan Alvarado, Merck Animal Health
9:40 – 10:00 a.m. Coffee break
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Certifications for the Broiler Industry — Ashley Buhler, Miller Poultry, Indiana
10:30 – 11:05 a.m. Water Quality and Alternatives in Water Treatment — Carlos Pérez, Biocidas Biodegradables ZIX, Spain
11:05 – 11:30 a.m. Keeping Broiler Operations Certified: Keeping the Proper Records — Ashley Buhler, Miller Poultry, Indiana
11:30 – 12 noon Lighting System Design and Effects on Performance — Dr. Joseph Purswell, USDA ARS Mississippi
Noon – 12:50 p.m. Lunch
12:50 – 1:00 p.m. Broiler Service Persons Awards — Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo, Prestage Department of Poultry Science & NC Poultry Federation
1:00 – 1:35 p.m. Optimization of Tunnel Ventilation Systems — Dr. Joseph Purswell, USDA ARS Mississippi
1:35 – 1:55 p.m. Field results: Drastically decreasing energy costs and improving power quality — Chad Eckhardt, GridBridge, Inc.
1:55 – 2:15 p.m. Generators and transfer switches: Operation and trouble shooting — Walter Petty, Atlantic Power
2:15 – 2:35 p.m. Advanced technology for bird disposal — Chandler Cummings, Advanced Composting
2:35 – 2:40 p.m. Concluding remarks
2:45 – 7:30 p.m. 10th Annual Union County Poultry Equipment Show

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

Additional Extension Events

International Course on Poultry Production

Poultry Decision Maker’s Workshop Series

Written By

Photo of Dr. Edgar OviedoDr. Edgar OviedoExtension Poultry Specialist, Broiler Management (919) 515-5391 edgar_oviedo@ncsu.eduPoultry Science - NC State University
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