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WEBINAR: Ensuring chick quality and broiler health through best hatchery management and hatchery vaccination

10/25/21 7:00 am CDT
Online - Webinar

WATT Poultry webinar logoRegister to learn why temperature distribution should be as narrow as possible to meet the requirement of individual egg, therefore the individual embryo in the incubator.

New techniques in hatchery management will allow greater control over embryonic growth to influence hatch and chick uniformity. These techniques will assist in creating robust day-old chicks, better prepared to express their genetic potential from the moment of hatch. In the hatchery steps that need to be taken are more frequent rotation of the disinfectants used and attention to air quality and egg quality. Monitoring these areas should Boehringer Ingelheimdemonstrate the bacterial load is going down. The goal is to reduce the level of bacteria that chicks might have when they move to a farm, with the potential to be exposed to more. NAE production programs cannot be successful with cutting corners on hatchery husbandry and sanitation program. Chick quality and vaccination quality are intrinsically linked, and one cannot be successful without the other. Despite the fact that hatchery vaccinations are used in hatcheries across the globe, there are still many that are failing to adopt the most basic of checks to ensure vaccination consistency. Featured speakers include Scott Martin, hatchery consultant, and Dr. Chris Fritts, head of global vaccination technologies and services at Boehringer Ingelheim.

This webinar will broadcast at: 7:00 AM CDT (Chicago) / 1:00 PM BST (London) / 8:00 PM CST (Beijing).

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  1. Learn why temperature distribution should be as narrow as possible to meet the requirement of individual egg, therefore the individual embryo in the incubator.
  2. Measuring the true incubation period from setting to hatching is important for optimized planning.
  3. New hatchery systems improve control in the hatchery by alerting the hatchery manager automatically to alarm events and provide predictive management tools for hatchery maintenance and the management of spares and stock.
  4. Expand your knowledge on the most basics of hatchery vaccination checks that can ensure vaccine take in spray/injection at day old or in-ovo.
  5. Learn the objective of hatchery audits and why they are important.

This webinar is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim and presented by WATTPoultry and WATT Global Media.


 

Speaker Info:

Scott Martin headshotScott Martin, hatchery consultant

Scott Martin lives in Flowery Branch, Georgia, USA. He has been a hatchery consultant for five years and has 42 years of experience in the poultry industry. He started his career at Simmons Foods where he worked for 16 years. There his roles were Hatchery Manager, Director of Hatcheries, Broiler Manager, Breeder Manager, and Production Manager. From Simmons, he moved to Cobb-Vantress. There, for 21 years, he was a member of the World Technical Support group as Hatchery Specialist, traveling and serving customers worldwide

 

Chris FrittsDr. Chris Fritts, head of global vaccination technologies and services (VTS) for Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Chris Fritts is the Head of Global Vaccination Technologies and Services (VTS) for Boehringer Ingelheim and is based in Huntsville, Arkansas, USA.  She leads a team which provides new and innovative vaccination equipment for hatcheries and farms, technical support and material for these biodevices, and focuses on providing excellence in customer service.  She earned her B.S., M.S., and PhD from the University of Arkansas in Poultry Science.  Before joining Boehringer Ingelheim, she previously worked for Mississippi State University and Cobb-Vantress.