Poultry Animal Welfare Training

Poultry animal welfare clinics are provided several times each year to promote continuing education of live production and processing plant management. Clinics are primarily focused on broiler production welfare auditing techniques based on National Chicken Council Animal Welfare Guidelines with additional materials supplemented by PAACO and PMC programs.  Clinics are taught by Danny Thornton and Maggie Smith at locations across the US.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Conducting a proper AW audit
  • AW education – training and planning
  • Hatchery operations
  • Appropriate comfort and shelter
  • Health care
  • Ability to display normal behavior
  • Stocking density
  • Gait scoring
  • Lighting
  • On farm BMPs
  • Catching and Transportation
  • AW audit in the plant
Broader topics included:

  • Biosecurity
  • Proper ventilation (summer and winter)
  • Basics of broiler production
  • Dead bird disposal
  • Poultry Diseases
  • Water quality
  • Chick quality
  • Paw quality
  • Animal welfare check list.

Training Agenda

Our training includes 8 hours of classroom time:
8:00 – 9:30
      Conducting a Proper AW Audit
      AW Training & Planning
      Hatchery Operations
      Comfort, Shelter & Stocking
    Health Care& Normal Behavior
9:30 – 9:45
    Break
9:45 – 11:30
      Gait Scoring Video
      Lighting, On Farm BMPs
      Catching & Transportation
    AW Audit in the Plant
11:30 – 12:30
    Lunch
12:30 – 1:30
    Biosecurity & Proper Ventilation
1:30 – 1:45
    Break
1:45 – 2:45
    Basics of Broiler Production
2:45 – 3:00
    Break
3:00 – 4:00
    Diseases & Chick Quality
4:00 – 4:15
    Break
4:15 – 5:00
    Water Quality & Aw Checklist

 

Contact us today to enroll for our next clinic:

Date

Location

Instructor

April 10th, 2014 Wrightsville Beach, NC (Wilmington, NC) Danny Thornton
May 1st, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee Maggie Smith
July 23rd, 2014 Gulf Shores, Alabama Danny Thornton
September 16th, 2014 Salisbury, Maryland Danny Thornton
November 3rd, 2014 Long Beach, California Maggie Smith

 

Contact Lisa at lisa.dillard@foodsafeworld.com or 615-944-9176.

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