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Windrow composting between flocks in the poultry house has become a widely used technique for improving flock performance. As more farms are moved into reduced antibiotic growing programs, some integrators have modified composting procedures to help improve bird health. Changes in nutrient management plans and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) may also increase use of composting as a litter management tool.
This webinar will broadcast at 10:00 AM Central.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
How ABF broiler growing programs are changing windrow composting procedures
BMPS for windrow composting
How FSMA may increase the use of composting
Bud Malone, consultant at Malone Poultry Consulting
Bud was a poultry scientist and extension specialist for the University of Delaware, retiring in 2009 after 34 years of service. His applied research and extension programs focused on litter and waste management. Since retirement he has offered consulting services on a part-time bases and windrowing litter is among the topics of interest and expertise.
Dr. Casey Ritz, professor of Poultry Science Department at University of Georgia
Dr. Casey Ritz, professor, Poultry Science Department, University of Georgia, has been an extension poultry specialist for over two decades, working with broiler producers on house management, environmental and waste management. His primary focus has been the development of educational and research programs with emphasis on poultry production management and environmental issues involving waste management, nutrient management planning, water and air quality. Dr. Ritz received his B.S. in Zoology and M.S. in Animal Science from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in Poultry Science from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Guillermo Zavala is the founder of Avian Health International. Dr Zavala holds a DVM and a specialty in poultry production from the University of Mexico; a Master of Science, a Master of Avian Medicine, and a PhD in medical microbiology from the University of Georgia. He has worked in broiler and breeding companies, vaccine companies, one diagnostic laboratory, two academic institutions and as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Population Health, University of Georgia. His field of research is in applied virology (CIAV, IBDV, tumor viruses, ILT, enteric viruses and fowl adenovirus). He has 32 publications in peer-reviewed journals.