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...
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News published on June 16, 2021
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 16, 2021 – The Poultry Science Association is pleased to recognize this year’s award recipients. One of the highest achievements that PSA honors is the award of PSA Fellow. The distinction of Fellow is the highest award bestowed by the Poultry Science Association and is granted for professional contributions to the field of poultry science and service to the Ass ...
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News published on May 18, 2021
by Sam Shafer Avian influenza outbreaks in the United States are rare, but when the virus strikes, the results are devastating. The disease spreads very rapidly, and producers must rely on quarantine-and-cull to try to limit the damage. A 2015 outbreak led to an estimated loss of over 48 million birds. While there are vaccines to prevent avian influenza, it would be very challenging to administe ...
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News published on May 18, 2021
by Sam Shafer Properly cooking poultry products is key to avoiding bacterial infections such as Campylobacter, so there are concerns that the recent popularity of undercooked chicken livers, often served as a pâté, could lead to foodborne illnesses. Poultry scientists are curious whether the same concern is relevant for turkey livers—an important question as turkey consum ...
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News published on April 19, 2021
As previously announced, in order to provide authors with more time to analyze and review their research for presentation, PSA has extended the deadline for abstract submission from April 7, 2021 to May 4, 2021. Please note that unlike in 2020, abstract presentations will be presented in either an oral or poster presentation format. See details below for what will be expected of presenters for ...
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Video published on April 10, 2021
Let's Squawk About It is a monthly interview segment by the Poultry Science Association. The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed many aspects of life, but how about for a chicken? Roy Brister, of Tyson Foods, shares some insight on how feed formulation had to change due to a domino effect brought on by the pandemic.
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Video published on March 20, 2021
During this PSA interview, Abbey Mathew (Aviagen New Zealand) explains how this country dealt with the effects of the pandemic regarding safety and supply chain. Let's Squawk About It is a monthly interview segment by the Poultry Science Association.
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Video published on March 20, 2021
Lesley Gleason (Program Coordinator, Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M University) comments on the benefits of becoming a student in this field, during this PSA interview. Let's Squawk About It is a monthly interview segment by the Poultry Science Association.
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Video published on March 20, 2021
Dan Wood (Potters Poultry) explains the success he's found in promoting poultry through social media in this interview with PSA. Let's Squawk About It is a monthly interview segment by the Poultry Science Association.
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Video published on March 20, 2021
Let's Squawk About It is a monthly interview segment by the Poultry Science Association. In honor of Thanksgiving, we discussed all things turkey with Brandon Koch of Koch's Turkey Farm. This interview provided interesting insight into how turkey poults are sexed at an early age, the avenues turkey has lent itself well to, and more!
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Video published on March 20, 2021
Curious as to how advances in engineering have benefited the poultry industry? PSA sat down with Doug Britton, Georgia Tech Research Institute, to discuss the technology evolution and the direction it is headed. Let's Squawk About It is a monthly interview segment by the Poultry Science Association.
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Location:Champaign, Illinois, United States
Profile: Professional
Professional Title: Communications Specialist
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