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N.C. Broiler Supervisors’ Short Course April 2020



We continue to work with local and state health officials, as well as NC State and N.C. A&T State Universities, to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help prevent the spread of the virus, Poultry Extension has moved the NC Broiler Supervisors’ Short Course to an online format.

2020 Program with videos

Please use the button below to submit questions for the workshop presenters.

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Opening RemarksDr. Edgar O. Oviedo, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State University
Welcome to your annual meeting. Despite the current circumstances, we will continue providing technical information in the next months using these virtual tools. This time with the great support of our speakers, the companies and institutions they work for, we can offer you these presentations available as videos under each title in this program.
By the end of the week, all presentations and other materials will be available in this website and will be accessible until May. Please send to each speaker the questions that you would like to solve for each topic. Let me know if we can collaborate with you. At the university, we will keep working remotely and are always available for anything that you may need.
Importance of good chick startDavid Swysgood, Aviagen
Fundamentals of Poultry Heat Stress Dr. Sanjay Shah, NC State University
Operation and Maintenance of Ventilation and Evaporative Cooling SystemsDr. Sanjay Shah, NC State University
Water: how to know what you have, how to deal with it & whyRandy Hales, MWI Animal Health
Litter management rulesRichard Goforth, NC State Extension

Broiler Service Persons Awards

Prestage Department of Poultry Science & NC Poultry Federation

Awardees 2020:

  • Chase Chandler – Wayne FarmsDobson
  • Jason Hackney – Pilgrim’s PrideSanford
  • Bryan Price & Mike Ogburn – MountaireCandor
  • Tyson Team – Monroe
  • Madison Baker & Jesse Sheppard – PerdueCandor
Best practices for darkling beetle and pest control — Alvaro Villavaces, NIPCAM Inc.
Update: Lameness in large broilers — Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State University
Justifying the cost of biosecurity — Dr. Chad Malinak, Merck Animal Health

Concluding RemarksDr. Edgar O. Oviedo, Prestage Department of Poultry Science, NC State UniversityI hope you enjoy this information and can be helpful to increase broiler productivity in the future. We will need to be more efficient in the near future, after the health issue passes. If there is any other information that you may need, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always willing to help you.

Please remember to send your questions using the link provided at the top of this program. Answers will be posted next week. We’ll keep monitoring the situation and following recommendations from local and state health officials.

For additional information contact

Dr. Edgar O. Oviedo-Rondón. Professor and Extension Specialist,                           Broiler Nutrition and Management.
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

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International Course on Poultry Nutrition and Feed Manufacturing