The 2017 Iowa Egg Symposium proved to be an excellent opportunity for egg producers and allied-industry members to garner information to guide their future decisions.
The one-day meeting highlighted topics touching on regulatory and flock health issues as well as an afternoon session focused on presentations discussing a variety of implications that impact the industry’s movement toward cage-free production. Panel experts reported from various fields including animal welfare, economics, production, health and disease, equipment and biosecurity.
The meeting also showcased several student research posters highlighting projects that help address current issues in the industry. The winner of the poster competition was Dr. Lilong Chai, post-doctural associate of Dr. Hongwei Xin. Dr. Chai's research was conducted on mitigating particulate matter and ammonia generations from cage-free hen litter.
Highlights from each presenter can be found at the links below.
APEC & Resistance 101: Dr. Caterine Logue
Are you monitoring for Gallibacterium? Dr. Kelli Jones
Flock Health Best Practice Review: Dr. Pat Wakenell
Iowa Forges Forward with Audit Prep Despite Ruling Lull: Emily Reynolds
Cage-Free Panelist: Dr. Suzanne Millman
Cage-Free Panelist: Maro Ibarburu
Cage-Free Panelist: Dr. Craig Rowles
Cage-Free Panelist: Aaron Willey
Cage-Free Panelist: Dr. Danielle Botting
Cage-Free Panelist: Jesse McCoy