Turkey Academy 2017

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The New-Life Mills Turkey Producer Academy will be held on June 1, 2017, at the Elmhurst Inn, Ingersoll, ON. 

This one-day interactive turkey producer development event is intended to “Feed your Future” and improve flock performance.  The event is designed to engage attendees with a line of exceptional speakers and provide networking opportunities with other guests and the New-Life Mills Poultry Team.


Topics
Factors that Contribute to Consistent Quality Poult Starts

Presenter: William Alexander, Technical Representative with Hybrid Turkeys
2017 marks 32 years of industry experience with the first 14 years in breeders with Cuddy Farms and later Wrampler Longeacre. This is coupled with the transition to the commercial live production side of the business for 11 years holding positions of Live Production Manager for Pilgrim’s Pride Corp and Plainville Farms in New Oxford PA. Employment with Hybrid Turkeys as Technical Service Representative started in January 2011. Responsibilities include splitting time between commercial and breeder customers in both North and South America and Europe with the focus on helping customers implement new technical information.

Is a Turkey a Chicken? Comparison of the two species to Graded Day Length

Presenter: Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner, PhD, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Lardner is the Assistant Professor of Poultry Science at the University of Saskatchewan, and has been working and learning in the field of poultry welfare and management for over 20 years.  Her work is multidisciplinary, and always includes both a production and welfare focus.  Karen’s PhD was completed with a focus on the impact of day-length on broilers, but has since expanded to include the study using commercial turkeys. Since then, Karen has been leading other turkey focused research as well, including the effect of toe treatment on hens and toms, the impact of beak treatment, and stocking density on heavy tom production and welfare. Karen was the Chair of the Scientific Panel for the Meat Codes of Practice in Canada, a member of the Codes of Practice Developmental Committee, and is a invited member of the Cargill International Turkey Welfare Advisory Board.

The Evolution of MM2 and TR2 Feeding Programs

Presenter: Lisa Hodgins M.Sc., Monogastric Nutritionist with New-Life Mills
Lisa is responsible for providing poultry technical support for the New-Life Mills Sales Team and to customers across Canada. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Animal Science, and her Master’s Degree in Poultry Nutrition from the University of Guelph. Lisa has worked as a Monogastric Nutritionist in the Canadian feed industry since 2002, and is experienced in all feather species. Lisa is an active member of both, The Animal Nutrition Association of Canada and Poultry Science Association.