PoultryTech Newsletter, Volume 26, Issue 1, Spring, 2014

ATRP’s Monitoring Bird Status in Broiler Housing Using Audio research project was recently the focus of a front-page article in The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Wayne Daley, GTRI principal research engineer and project director, also taped a radio interview for NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The project is a collaboration between ATRP researchers and UGA faculty and is exploring the use of audio to detect the health and well-being of a poultry flock. Visit the links below to learn more.


Squawk Talk: Researchers Try to Decipher Chicken Speech



Georgia Tech Studies Chickens’ Emotions Based On Their Clucks

http://www.npr.org/2015/05/04/404236519/georgia-tech-studies- chickens-emotions-based-on-their-clucks


USPOULTRY Releases Video Providing an Inside Look at U.S. Poultry Processing

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has released a new video that provides a look at how chickens and turkeys are processed in the United States. The video takes a behind-the-scenes look at today’s high-tech, highly efficient poultry processing plants and highlights the food safety and sanitation practices employed by the modern poultry industry.


The video is viewable on USPOULTRY’s website, www.uspoultry.org.


National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry

Save the Date — August 24-26, 2015

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry


The conference is designed specifically for poultry facility and corporate safety personnel, as a three-day event with key presentations on important industry topics and updates on government policy. Other highlights include breakout sessions for discussing best practices and current challenges, as well as networking and knowledge exchange opportunities with other safety and health professionals.


Registration opens June 29, 2015. To register, visit www.uspoultry.org/educationprograms




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Technical Assistance Is Just a Phone Call Away


The Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) provides no-cost technical assistance to Georgia-based firms and individuals in the poultry industry. These assists range from simple inquiries regarding information or help needed to address a problem to extensive on-site consultations in which researchers collect data and provide a report on their findings and recommendations. In-plant energy usage/cost assessments and workplace safety evaluations are also offered.


In addition, the Technical Assistance program facilitates interaction between the poultry industry and the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) program at Georgia Tech (see “Improving Processes Within Poultry Manufacturers” ).

For more information or to schedule a technical assist, call ATRP Program Manager Doug Britton at 404-407-8829 or email him at doug.britton@gtri.gatech.edu.