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Guests at the DuPont roundtable on antibiotic-free chicken production at IPPE 2015 listen as industry expert panelists discuss how demand for this product is changing.
on January 28, 2015

Video: Panel discusses antibiotic-free chicken production at IPPE

A discussion of the impact of the growing demand for antibiotic-free chicken on the US poultry industry

DuPont hosted an expert industry panel that discussed how the growing demand for antibiotic-free chicken is impacting the U.S. and global poultry industries January 26 at IPPE 2015 in Atlanta.

This exclusive industry roundtable discussion examined factors causing some mass market restaurant chains and major poultry retail brands to move to antibiotic-free chicken production and the steps poultry integrators are taking to meet these claims.

See video clips from this discussion:

Have we reached the tipping point in demand for antibiotic-free chicken?
Richard Kottmeyer of Strategic says the tipping point was several years ago when the AMA turned antibiotic use in animals into a medical issue during a discussion on antibiotic-free poultry sponsored by DuPont during IPPE 2015. 

How removing antibiotics has impacted poultry performance at Perdue
Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown and Dr. Stephen Collett discuss achieving antibiotic-free production issue during a panel presentation on antibiotic-free poultry sponsored by DuPont during IPPE 2015.

Can chickens perform as well in an antibiotic-free production system?
Dr. Gregory Siragusa explains how performance can comparable or actually improves in flocks raised without antibiotics during a panel presentation on antibiotic-free poultry sponsored by DuPont during IPPE 2015

Steps to produce antibiotic-free chicken
Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown explains the steps Perdue took to produce antibiotic-free chicken during a panel presentation on antibiotic-free poultry sponsored by DuPont during IPPE 2015.

Managing gut health in drug-free environment starts at breeder flock or hatchery
Dr. Stephen Collet explains how to control gut health in a true drug-free program during a panel discussion on antibiotic-free poultry production sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.

Better understanding gut health will lead to increased broiler performance
Dr. Gregory Siragusa talks about advances in understanding gut health during a panel discussion on antibiotic-free poultry production sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.

How important is antibiotic-free chicken production to consumers?
Richard Kottmeyer says the consumer sentiment on antibiotic use in agriculture will be a bigger problem than current sentiment against GMOs during a panel discussion on antibiotic-free poultry production sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.

Impact of feed quality on antibiotic-free poultry production
Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown discusses how all-vegetable diets are linked with antibiotic-free production during a panel discussion sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.

Food producers have to be consumer centric 
An audience member asks how to change the paradigm from cost to what society is expecting during a panel discussion on antibiotic-free poultry production sponsored by DuPont at IPPE 2015.

The speakers discussed changing consumer attitudes toward antibiotic-free claims and their impact on poultry production, as well as the impact of the revisions of the Veterinary Feed Directive on the production of poultry meat birds in the U.S. 

The speakers included, Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, senior vice president, food safety and quality, Perdue Farms; Richard Kottmeyer, founder and managing director, Strategic; Dr. Gregory Siragusa, senior principal scientist – microbiology, Danisco/DuPont; and Dr. Steven Collett, clinical associate professor, University of Georgia. The discussion was moderated by Terrence O’Keefe, WATT’s Content Director-Agribusiness.

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