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Course 1: Live Production

Download course agenda in English & Spanish here.

Monday, April 24 Sessions

Biosecurity – Why do we care? — Geoffrey Lossie, Ph.D., Purdue University

Why do we swab? Gerardo Ramirez, Ph.D., Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Pest control basics — Maxcy Nolan, Ph.D., NIPCAM

Prevention of egg-associated Salmonella by U.S. egg farmers — Eric Gingerich, DVM, Diamond V

Importance of sanitation/cleaning — Max Pfund, Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch

Tuesday, April 25 Sessions

Animal welfare – optics of what we do — Shawna Weimer, Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Chicken behavior 101 — Marisa Erasmus, Ph.D., Purdue University

Daily care/observations – impact on egg production and quality — Linnea Tracy, VMD MPH MAM dACPV, Eggland’s Best

Pullet-rearing to prepare for the hen house — Kayla Niel, Penn State University

Wednesday, April 26 Sessions

Quality assurance basics — Linnea Tracy, VMD MPH MAM dACPV, Eggland’s Best

Team It Up … “and compared to versus” — Karyn Kreher, Kreher Eggs

Egg formation — Darrin Karcher, Ph.D., Purdue University

Shell quality – cloaca to carton — Deana Jones, Ph.D., USDA-ARS

Egg grading – internal and external quality — Jeff Hendricks, USDA-AMS