2016 MPF Proceedings

Individual speaker papers of the  2016 MPF Convention Proceedings are available complimentary (below) to all registered attendees and exhibitors. In some cases, the speaker’s Powerpoint presentation is also available; however, this is not the case for all speakers.

If you are interested in receiving one, large PDF file with all speaker papers, please email Lara Durben at ldurben@midwestpoultry.com or call the MPF office at 763/682-2171 with your request.

MARCH 15

MPF & NCADC Joint Poultry Nutrition and Health Symposium
Dr. Sheila Purdum, Chairperson
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Measurement of Energy Utilization in Chickens
Dr. Mike Persia
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

Quick Molt Diets and Programs  |  Powerpoint Presentation
Dr. Ken Koelkebeck
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Strategies to Improve Keel Bone Strength and Skeletal Integrity of Laying Hens in Various Housing Systems   |  Powerpoint Presentation
Drs. Sheila Purdum 
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Short Chain Fatty Acids and Gut Health in Poultry
Dr. Vanessa Iseri
Kemin North America, Des Moines, IA


MARCH 16, 2016

Learn and Go Labs – Veterinary Feed Directives, Dr. Jill Nezworski | Powerpoint Presentation


Turkey Grower Workshop
Mr. Ron Kean, Chairperson
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Wood Heat for Poultry Production
Dr. Scott Sanford
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Enhancing Bioscurity Using Flow Analysis and Danish Entry Concepts
Dr. Kevin Janni
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

The Basics of Turkey Viral Tenosynovitis
Dr. Robert Porter
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN


Pullet/Layer Health Workshop
Mick Fulton, DVM, Ph.D., dipl. ACPV, Chairperson
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Characteristics of the Avian Influenza Virus
David Suarez, DVM
USDA-ARS
Athens, GA

Lessons Learned from Avian Influenza 
Mr. George Girgis
Center Fresh Eggs
Sioux Center, IA

Hy-Line North America: Planning for Avian Influenza
Danielle Botting, DVM
Hy-Line North America
Dallas Center, IA


Broiler Production Workshop
Ms. Kelsey Held, Chairperson
GNP Company, St. Cloud, MN

Raising Broilers Antibiotic-Free
Dr. Mahmoud Masadeh
Purina Animal Nutrition, Lincoln, NE

Making Biosecurity Work on Your Farm
Dr. John Carey
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Importance of Water Quality for Broiler Production
Dr. Susan Watkins
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AL


Organic and Specialty Poultry Production Workshop
Dr. Jacqueline Jacob, Chairperson
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Meat Quality Factors in Organic Poultry Meat
Dr. Casey Owens
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Mycotoxins and Organic Poultry Production
Dr. Guilherme Bromfman
Alltech, Raleigh, NC

Dietary Fiber – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Dr. Jacquie Jacob
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Turkey Breeder Workshop
Dr. Michael Lilburn, Chairperson
The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH

The Relationship Between Sperm Function and Diet: Toms Are What They Eat
Julie Long
USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD

Assessing Poult Quality at the Hatchery and at Delivery  |  Powerpoint Presentation
Dr. Vern Christensen
Consultant (retired, NC State University), Mona, UT

The Importance of Egg Size (paper not submitted)
Dr. Michael Lilburn
The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH


Turkey Processing Workshop
Dr. Dong Ahn, Chairperson
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

USDA New Poultry Inspection System: What are the Major Issues?
Dr. Aubrey Mendonca
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Water-Holding Capacity in Poultry Breast Meat
Dr. Brian Bowker
USDA-ARS, Athens, GA

Salmonella Sampling and Recovery from On-Farm Litter to Fully Processed Carcasses – Ability to Detect Salmonella vs. Salmonella “Free” 
Dr. Dianna Bourassa
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Athens, GA


Disease Response Planning Workshop (NEW!)
Dr. Darrin Karcher, Chairperson
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Operational Biosecurity – Continued Improvement
Dr. Gregory Martin
Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extensionm, Lancaster, PA

Cleaning and Disinfecting: How to Utilize Today’s Technologies to Make it Effectively Work on Your Farm
Mr. Ross Thoreson
Best Veterinary Solutions, Ellsworth, IA

Mortality Management Options during an Avian Influenza Outbreak
Dr. Josh Payne
Oklahoma State Cooperative Extension, Muskogee, OK


MARCH 17, 2016

Simmering Issues
Dr. Ken Koelkebeck, Chairperson
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Panel Discussion: The Increasing Commitments of Food Companies to Source Eggs from Cage-Free Operations

Ken Klippen, National Association of Egg Farmers, Washington DC  | Powerpoint Presentation

John Brunnquell, Egg Innovations LLC, Port Washington, WI  |  Powerpoint Presentation


Egg Production Workshop
Mr. Brent Swanson, Chairperson
Elanco Animal Health, Dassel, MN

Minimizing Vaccine Reaction in Layer Pullets
Dr. Jim Stockam
Elanco Animal Health, Joplin, MO

Understanding Poultry Lighting: A Guide to LED Bulbs and Other Sources of Light for Egg Producers
Danielle Botting, DVM
Hy-Line North America, Dallas Center, IA

Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza  |  Powerpoint Presentation
Jill Nezworski, DVM
Blue House Veterinary, Buffalo Lake, MN


Turkey Health Workshop
Mr. Randy Olsen, Chairperson
Best Veterinary Solutions, Inc., Willmar, MN

Enteric Viruses (no paper submitted)
Carol Cardona, DVM 
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Turkey Gut Health
Tim Johnson, DVM, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza
MIchelle Kromm, DVM
Jennie-O Turkey Store, Willmar, MN

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