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North Carolina Turkey Industry Days

October 3 and 4, 2018
Wilmington, North Carolina

Turkey Industry Days will be held as scheduled. Please contact Lynn Strother with any questions.


This conference provides updated technical information for live production and grow out managers, turkey supervisors and other personnel related to turkey production.


Wednesday, October 3

8:00 a.m. Registration – Lynn Strother, NC State
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome – Jesse Grimes, NC State
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Optimizing Poult Quality: Hatching Through Brooding – Helen Wojcinski, Hybrid Turkeys
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Factors Affecting Turkey Male Fertility – Hannah Menges, Penn State
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PMV3 in Turkeys With Flock Case Reports – Seiche Genger, Cargill Turkeys
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. An Overview of Animal Cell Culture Technology Pertaining to In Vitro Meat Production – Paul Mozdziak, NC State
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Blackhead and Cochlosoma – Robert Beckstead, NC State
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Poultry Flock Depopulation Methods – Krista Krish, NC State
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. NC State CVM Veterinary Intern Program – Rocio Crespo, NC State CVM
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae: Detection in Poultry Houses and Use of Live Vaccines – Rocio Crespo, NC State CVM
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Reception and Social – Coastline Inn Reception Area

Thursday, October 4

8:00 a.m. Registration – Lynn Strother, NC State
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Knowledge is Power: Accelerating Awareness of Our Industry on Social Media – Joy Silber, Silber Spoon
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. NCDA Reportable Disease Update and Biosecurity Audits – Mike Martin, NCDA
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Transitional Ventilation – Sanjay Shah, NC State
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. How Turkey Rearing Practices Affect Turkey Immunity and Gut Health – Mike Kogut, USDA
Noon Adjourn


Rooms will go fast – please let us know if you have difficulty booking a room.

Conference Hotel

The conference hotel is the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn.

The group name is NC Turkey Days. Rooms will be released September 3.

Alternative Hotel

A room block is also available in the Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront.
The group name is NCSU Dept Poultry Science.
Rooms will be released September 2.

Fees and Registration


The course fee includes lunch and evening reception/social on October 3.

The course fee does not include transportation to Wilmington.

Registration Fee
Per participant $85

Registration — NOW OPEN

Registration can be done individually or for groups using the button below.

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For additional information contact

Lynn Strother
NC State University
Cooperative Extension Service
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.2621