The Deep South Poultry Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at the Tifton Campus Conference Center at the Rural Development Center, Tifton, Ga.

The conference’s general session starts at 9 a.m. with presentations on reducing energy usage by Mike Czarick, University of Georgia Bio and Ag Engineering, and lighting for poultry by Mike Darre, University of Connecticut. On-site registration and a continental breakfast are at 8 a.m.

Concurrent broiler and hatchery-breeder sessions run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.:

Broiler Session

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  • “In-House Litter Management,” Casey Ritz, University of Georgia Poultry Science
  • “Current Issues in IP Management,” Blair Telg, Elanco Animal Health
  • “How to Choose the Water Sanitation Technique to Suit Your Farm,” Jesse McCoy, Ivesco LLC 
  • “Litter, Moisture and Paws: A Devastating Combination,” Eric Shepard, University of Georgia Poultry Science

Hatchery-Breeder Session

  • “GPLN Hatchery Bacterial Monitoring Services,” Ben Johnson, Georgia Poultry Lab
  • “Fowl Mites: Long- and Short-term Solutions,” Nancy Hinkle, University of Georgia Entomology
  • “Establishing Pullet and Cockerel Uniformity,” Chad Mason, Columbia Farms
  • “Why Brooding Needs to be for a Fortnight,” Ken Powell, Hubbard Breeders

For conference details and registration information, contact University of Georgia Poultry Science via e-mail or by calling +1.706.542.1325.

The Deep South Poultry Conference is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service and Department of Poultry Science, and the Georgia Poultry Federation.