Poultry conference to highlight antibiotic resistance and product quality

10-10-2011 | |

Antibiotic resistance and product quality are two important industry topics that will take center stage at this year’s inaugural Meat and Poultry Research Conference, to be held November 1-2, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The use of antibiotics in livestock production has catapulted to the national stage and attendees of this can’t-miss education session will learn about the current state of research addressing the role of antibiotics in producing healthy animals, implications to the finished product and the development of alternative technologies.

Scheduled speakers include Michael Apley, DVM, Ph.D., DACVCP, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Scott Hurd, DVM, Ph.D., Iowa State University, Guy Loneragan, Ph.D., Texas Tech University and Mary E. Torrence, DVM, Ph.D., DACVPM, ARS, United States Department of Agriculture.

In another compelling session, industry experts will review the current research related to meat and poultry product quality. The session will include discussion of fresh meat and poultry, including new research on tenderness and flavor profiles as well as processed meat and poultry focusing on shelf-life, flavor issues and trends to reduce functional ingredients. Scheduled speakers for this session include Christine Alvarado, Ph.D., Texas A&M University , Brian Andrews, Hormel Foods Corporation, Dustin Boler, Ph.D., Ohio State University and Rhonda Miller, Ph.D. Texas A&M University.

This new conference will bring together trade associations and professional societies whose members fund and conduct meat and poultry research on behalf of the industry. Attendees will discuss research priorities, share research results and look at future needs in an effort to improve the industry’s overall research program.

The full agenda and registration details can be found on the AMI website.