FOUR POULTRY LITTER SEMINARS SET ACROSS STATE
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- With more poultry growers combating the high cost of litter replacement, Auburn University is planning a series of four free seminars at sites throughout the state to discuss alternate litter sources and to review litter management techniques.
The two-hour seminars begin April 29 at the Sand Mountain Substation in Crossville, followed by an April 30 session at the Moulton Recreation Center in Moulton, a May 14 seminar at the Pike County Cattlemen's Facility in Troy and a May 15 session at the Coffee County Ag Center in New Brockton. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. and will include a catered lunch.
Moderated by Tom McCaskey of AU's Animal Science Department, the agenda for the seminars features experts from the university's Poultry Science Deparment:
10 - 10:30 a.m. -- "Alternative Litter Sources for Broilers" -- Sarge Bilgili
10:30-11 a.m. -- "Litter Treatments To Control Ammonia" -- John Blake
11 - 11:30 a.m. -- "Windrow Composting for Litter Reuse or Movement" -- Ken Macklin
11:30-11:45 a.m. -- "Litter Management: Decision Making" -- Joe Hess
11:45 a.m.-Noon -- Questions and discussion.
Noon -- Catered lunch.
For more information and registration, contact Joe Hess, associate professor and Extension specialist, at (334) 844-2611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no need to register, and lunch will be provided without charge.