2017 MPF Proceedings

Individual speaker papers of the  2017 MPF Convention Proceedings are available complimentary (below) to all registered attendees and exhibitors. In some cases, the speaker’s slide deck of their presentation is also available; however, this is not the case for all speakers. If you have any questions, please email ldurben@midwestpoultry.com.

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

Holistic Management of Enteric Ecosystem: The Road to Antibiotic-Free  |  Slide Deck
Dr. Peter R. Ferket, North Carolina State University

Alternative Housing System’s Impact on Feeding Pullets and Layers
Dr. Kenneth E. Anderson, North Carolina State University

Keel Bone Integrity in Layers: Observations, Nutritional Remedies, and Myth-Busting 
Dr. Kevin Roberson, Michael Foods

Feed-Related Issues in Poultry: Diagnosis at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Rob Porter, DVM, University of Minnesota


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

Toe Treatment for Turkeys – Impact on Welfare and Production  |  Slide Deck
Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner, University of Saskatchewan

Factors that Contribute to Consistent-Quality Poult Starts
Dr. William Alexander, Hybrid Turkeys

Partially Slotted Flooring Systems for Market Toms – What are the Possibilities?
Dr. Sally Noll and Dr. Kevin Janni, University of Minnesota


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

Cage Free Pullet Management
Nester Adriatico, DVM, Hendrix-ISA

Parasite and Bacterial Diseases in Cage-Free Production  |  Slide Deck
Bernie Beckman, DVM, Hy-Line North America, LLC

One Brick Higher: Biosecurity Practices and Investments Implemented by Today’s Poultry Producers
Yuko Sato, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACPV, Iowa State University


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

Management of Slow Growing Broilers for Profit
Dr. Tatijana Fisher, University of Kentucky

Poultry House Environmental Control During Cold Weather 
Dr. Brian Fairchild, University of Georgia

Update on Broiler House Lighting
Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension


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

Managing Bird Behavior in Organic Production Systems
Mr. John Brunquell, Egg Innovations

The FDA SE Rule and Organic Egg Production  |  Slide Deck  
Dr. Gerardo Ramirez, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Alternatives to Antibiotics: Novel Strategies to Reduce Foodborne Pathogens in Organic Poultry
Dr. Komala Arsi, University of Arkansas


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

The Turkey Hatchery: An Overview of the Past 25 Years and the Path Ahead with MS or SS
Mr. Phillip Perry, Jamesway Hatcheries

Vaccination of Turkey Breeders to Control Salmonella
Brian McComb, DVM, Elanco

Just Hatched: Finding My Wings as a Poultry Veterinarian
Elizabeth Beilke, DVM, Cooper Farms


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

Overview of Wood Breast/White Striping 
Dr. Brian Bowker, USDA-ARS, U.S. National Poultry Research Center

Non-Destructive and Objective Evaluation of Meat Safety and Quality Attributes Using Imaging Technology
Dr. Seung-Chul Yoon, USDA-ARS, U.S. National Poultry Research Center

Isolation, Bioactivity and Applications of Sulphated Polysaccharides from Poultry By-Products  |  Slide Deck
Dr. Mirko Betti, University of Alberta


Simmering Issues
Dr. Ken Koelkebeck, Chairperson
University of Illinois

Update on Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Regulatory Policy
Mr. Paul Bredwell, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association

Veterinary Feed Directive: How the Policy will Affect the Layer & Broiler Industries
Jill Nezworski, DVM, Blue House Veterinary


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

Interventions for Salmonella Enteritidis in Laying Hens  |  Slide Deck  
Ms. Sandy Aehle, Elanco Animal Health

Cage-Free Production: Management Tips, Bird Behavior & Common Mistakes  |  Slide Deck
Mr. Bill Snow, Big Dutchman 

The Importance of Properly Rearing Replacement Pullets
Mr. Bastiaan Schimmel, Tetra Americana


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

The New Era of Veterinarian Oversight: An Update
Jill Nezworski, DVM, Blue House Veterinary, LLC

The Secure Poultry Supply Plan: Reducing Risk and Promoting Continuity of Business
Carol Cardona, DVM, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

What is the poultry microbiome and why should I care about it?  |  Slide Deck
Tim Johnson, DVM, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

2017 Diamond & Platinum Sponsors

  • Klarion, From Spraying Solutions
  • Zoetis Diamond Sponsor MPF

  • Central Life Sciences
  • Diamond V Platinum Sponsor MPF
  • Farmer Automatic Platinum Sponsor MPF
  • HyLine North America Platinum Sponsor MPF
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  • Aviagen Turkeys
  • Star Labs / Primalac
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