Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference - and - Northeast Conference on Avian Diseases

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When: Wed., Sep. 12, 2018 (7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Thu., Sep. 13, 2018 (7:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Where: The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

registration deadline: September 1, 2018
11:59 p.m.

The Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference and Northeastern Conference on Avian Diseases is a two-day annual conference that touches on general topics important in the industry today, along with a NECAD session and breakout sessions for turkeys, layers, and broilers.

Social Hour: Meet and Greet Penn State Poultry Students

We hope you can join us at the Social Hour on Wednesday evening, September 12 (5:30 PM). Meet and greet Penn State poultry students who are looking for internship and employment opportunities.

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) Members

Participants will be able to earn up to 10 ARPAS Continuing Education Credits for this workshop (1 credit / hour participating).

Interested In Joining ARPAS? Learn more at the ARPAS website or by email:

Who is this for?

Anyone involved in the Poultry industry.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pre-Conference Option

02:00 pm Warriors Mark Clay Shoot Warriors Mark Wingshooting Lodge and Kennels
548 Hunt Club Dr.
Ginter (Houtzdale), PA16651

  • Start - 2:00 PM
  • $34 - 100 Rounds
  • $20 - 50 Rounds
       *Fees will be paid on-site.
For further information please contact Bernadette or Donna at (814) 378-8380, or look on line at


07:00 am Registration

07:00 am Breakfast Buffet (9/12)

12:00 pm Lunch Buffet (9/12)

05:30 pm Social (Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres)

08:00 am NECAD Symposium

8:00 AM
8:05 AM
The 90 Year History of NECAD
Ton Schat, Cornell University
8:50 AM
 Avian Influenza & Exotic Newcastle Disease: Current National & International Situation
Erica Spackman, USDA SE Poultry Disease Research Lab
9:25 AM
2018 PA Infectious Bronchitis Survey
He-Jung Roh, CEVA Animal Health; and Patrician Dunn, Penn State University
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Necrotic Enteritis: Overview of Current Research and Control in the Field
Martine Boulianne, University of Montreal
11:00 AM
Role of Histopathology in Disease Research and Diagnostics
Fred Hoerr, Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology LLC
11:30 AM
Why Biosecurity Talks are Boring
Joel Cline, Wayne Farms

Concurrent Sessions

01:30 pm General Session

1:30 PM
Against the Odds: A Path Forward for Rural America
Bruce Vincent, Environomics, Inc.
2:30 PM
The Economics & Issues of Building a New House
Jay Shannon, BB&T Bank
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Whole Foods Market and Animal Welfare
Elizabeth Fry, Whole Foods Market, Inc.
4:15 PM
Poultry Audit Panel
Gregory Martin, Penn State Extension
Lindsey Turner, Certified Humane
Justine Cook, Pennsylvania Certified Organic

5:00 PM
PennAg Foamer Association
• Mindy Fleetwood, PennAg Industries Association
• Gregory Martin, Penn State Extension

5:15 PM

01:30 pm NECAD Scientific Session

1:30 PM
Research Presentations
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Research Presentations
4:30 PM
Student Awards and NECAD Business Meeting
5:00 PM


07:00 am Breakfast (9/13)

07:00 am Roundtable Discussion for Veterinarians: Current Disease Issues

Concurrent Sessions

08:00 am Broiler Program

8:00 AM
Brooding: Feeder, Drinker, and Moisture Management Research Update
Brian Fairchild, University of Georgia
8:45 AM
Siting a New Broiler House
Tom Tabler, Mississippi State University
9:15 AM
How Carcass Quality is Affected by Live Production
Casey Owens, University of Arkansas
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Incubation Biology: Lessons Learned from International Hatchery Course
Emily Lhamon, Penn State Extension
11:00 AM
Management Strategies to Improve Farm Performance
Jon Moyle, University of Maryland
11:30 AM
Trends in Broiler Diseases - Past, Present, and Future
Meagan Slater, Best Veterinary Solutions, Inc.
12:00 PM

08:00 am Egg/Layer Program

8:00 AM
Pullet and Hen Health
Eric Gingerich, Diamond V Products
8:30 AM
Pullet Rearing to Prevent Floor Eggs
Neill O'Sullivan, Hy-Line
9:15 AM
Ventilating Poultry Houses with Open Access
Brian Fairchild, University of Georgia
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
A Tour of Egg Innovations
John Brunnquell, Egg Innovations
11:00 AM
Starting a Beak Treated Chick
Justin Haats, Hy-Line North America
11:30 AM
Egg Quality and Egg Processing Equipment
Michael Hess, MOBA
12:00 PM

08:00 am Turkey Program

8:00 AM
Nutrition and Management Considerations for Antibiotic-Free Turkey Production
Michael Lilburn, Ohio State University
8:45 AM
The Inside Scoop into the Making of a Poult
Elizabeth Beilke, Cooper Farms
9:15 AM
Poult Quality and Its Relation to Brooding
Michelle Behl, Select-Genetics
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
Avian Reovirus
Dustan Clark, University of Arkansas
11:00 AM
Turkey Cocci Control
David Rives, Zoetis
11:30 AM
How Lighting Programs and Feed Manufacturing Strategies Affect Poult Development and Performance
John Boney, Penn State University
12:00 PM

Post-Conference Option

12:00 pm PennAg Poultry & John H. Schwartz Memorial Golf Outing Penn State Blue Course
1523 W. College Ave.
State College, PA 16801
Registration and Lunch - ~12:00 PM
Scramble Format
Shotgun Start - 1:00 PM Sharp
Dinner to Follow

  • $100 Per Person - Golf, Lunch, and Dinner
  • $80 Per Person - Lunch and Golf
  • $30 Per Person - Dinner Only
       *Fees will be paid on-site.
Click here for more registration details and sponsorship information, or contact Mindy Fleetwood at or (717) 651-5920.


Emphasis on diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry, waterfowl, gamebirds. Board certification in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

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Elizabeth Fry

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Fred Hoerr

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Joh Moyle

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Casey Owens

David Rives

Ha-Jung Roh

Tom Schat

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