Performance Efficiencies and New Innovations Focus of 2022 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic


Effective hatcherybreeder management is critical for the success of any poultry operation. USPOULTRY’s 2022 HatcheryBreeder Clinic will update attendees on performance efficiencies, new innovations and other topics related to chick quality. The Clinic will be held July 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each year, the program planning committee combines its knowledge and expertise in hatchery and breeder management to put together a program that addresses the relevant topics and issues facing the industry. This year’s program is full of learning opportunities to assist hatchery and breeder managers in their daytoday management roles,” said Sasha Smith, assistant hatchery manager at Perdue Farms, and program committee chairperson.

Agenda topics include Hatchery Management: Back to Basics; Bird Handling During Vaccination and Movement; Animal Welfare During the Rearing Stage: Pullet House Enrichments; Rearing / Brooding / Controlling Coccidiosis . . . Maximizing Pullet Health; Chick Transport Sanitation; On Farm Cleaning / Disinfection / Egg Pack Contamination Prevention; New Innovation: Individual House Egg Packaging System / Data Collection and Effective Utilization; and much more.

The 2022 USPOULTRY HatcheryBreeder Clinic planning committee, comprised of industry hatchery and breeder operations leaders, includes Jenny Asip, Perdue Farms; Dustin Atnip, George’s, Inc; Adam Black, Aviagen; Don Hickman, Mountaire Corporation; Ashley McGovern, Pilgrim’s; Adam Rutledge, Mountaire Corporation; Stephanie Smith, Peco Foods; Sasha Smith, Perdue Farms and program committee chairperson; and Joe Steed, Pilgrim’s.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to gain knowledge and network with your colleagues. To register, reserve your room and see the full agenda for the USPOULTRY 2022 HatcheryBreeder Clinic, click here or go to