Sam Shafer
The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is a community of academics, industry personnel, and students all with ties to the field of poultry science. PSA is dedicated to advancing the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge in the poultry sciences. News, resources, and original conten...
News published on March 5, 2021
PSA is pleased to announce the symposia titles for the 2021 Virtual PSA Annual Meeting alongside the opening of registration! Additional details regarding these symposia and more aspects of the meeting will be released as the meeting approaches. Register Now   2021 Symposia Presentations WPSA Lecture: Harnessing big data technology in smart poultry farming - Rozita Dara, University of ...
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News published on February 11, 2021
Nominations will be accepted for the awards to be presented at the 2021 PSA Annual Meeting until March 1, 2021. Nominations are to be made online and requirements, including supporting documents, for each award are included in the PSA Portal's nomination form descriptions. In addition to the annual awards, the following awards are specific to 2021 (all are awarded in odd years): Maple Leaf Far ...
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News published on February 9, 2021
First Webinar to Feature Former Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety CHAMPAIGN, IL Feb. 9, 2021 - The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is pleased to announce the first new initiative of 2021, webinars! To kick off this event, PSA has prepared the first webinar to focus on the topic of Government, Industry, and Academia: Three Pieces Working Together to Achieve the Whole Food Safety Pic ...
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News published on February 2, 2021
by Sam Shafer When humans domesticate and breed an animal, they tend to select for a very specific trait. In laying hens, artificial selection for high egg production has led to hens that can produce 320 eggs a year. But could artificial selection have unintentionally altered hen brain morphology? In a new study, published in the July issue of Poultry Science, researchers from Germany&rsquo ...
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News published on January 26, 2021
Cobb-Vantress has historically been an active partner in the Poultry Science Association and strong supporter of research and education for young people involved in poultry science. Establishing this fellowship to address critical issues facing the poultry industry today reinforces the leadership position which Cobb-Vantress has taken in prior years and will ensure future leadership for the enti ...
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News published on January 20, 2021
  Abstract submissions for the Virtual 2021 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting are now being accepted. As previously announced, the 2021 meeting will be held in a virtual setting on July 19-22, 2021. The official announcement of a virtual meeting can be found here. Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET Complete instructions and abstract guidelines ...
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Sam Shafer likes the comment:
Awesome! The 2020 PSA virtual meeting went well too! Special thanks to organizers. Looking forward to it!
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I'm very interested
News published on January 12, 2021
Now that 2020 is behind us, PSA is diligently working on plans for 2021. The biggest of which is the 2021 PSA Annual Meeting, in Omaha. To answer the question “What do we do in 2021?”, the PSA Board appointed a task force, conducted an attendee survey, completed countless hours of research and risk assessment, and of course, have been following the recommendations of the CDC and WHO. ...
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News published on January 5, 2021
by Sam Shafer Preventing disease transmission between flocks is a major goal of the poultry industry. One threat to bird health is the protozoan Histomonas meleagridis, which causes a disease called histomoniasis. In commercial turkey flocks, histomoniasis has a mortality rate of 80 to 100 percent. To stop outbreaks, scientists and poultry producers need a better understanding of how the disease ...
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