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John Bekkers Professor of Poultry Science Harshavardhan Thippareddi has spent his research career focused on improving productivity, processing yields, and using underutilized poultry meats while assuring the quality and microbiological safety of poultry and poultry products. CAES News
Poultry Sustainability
Over time, the U.S. poultry industry has bred strains of birds that grow rapidly to meet consumer demand for chicken products — especially breast meat — but that rapid growth has led to a higher incidence of muscle tissue defects that could lead to revenue loss.
UGA Department of Poultry Science Professor Jeanna L. Wilson (left) and Professor and Department Head Todd Applegate (right) receive their Fellow awards from Poultry Science Association President Don McIntyre. CAES News
Poultry Science Association Honors
Three University of Georgia faculty members and one doctoral candidate from the Department of Poultry Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been honored by the Poultry Science Association.
UGA senior Alyssa Rauton was elected president of ADSA-SAD for 2020-21. CAES News
Dairy Science Honors
University of Georgia animal and dairy science students won several honors at the national American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) meeting in June, and UGA senior Alyssa Rauton was elected president of ADSA-SAD for 2020-21.
Georgia 4-H Poultry Judging CAES News
Georgia 4-H Poultry Judging Contest
Eighty youth participated in the online 2020 Georgia 4-H state poultry judging contest hosted on July 6 in collaboration with the University of Georgia Poultry Science Department.
Nadia Tamim will serve as the undergraduate teaching coordinator in the UGA Department of Poultry Science beginning in the fall 2020 semester. (contributed photo) CAES News
Nada Tamim Hire
Nada Tamim will join the University of Georgia’s Department of Poultry Science as the undergraduate teaching coordinator on August 1.
The R. Harold Harrison Distinguished Professorship was established through the generosity of the Luther and Susie Harrison Foundation to strengthen the CAES Department of Poultry Science. Immunologist Rami Dalloul is the first faculty member to hold the newly established professorship. (contributed photo) CAES News
Distinguished Professorship
Poultry immunologist Rami Dalloul has been named the R. Harold Harrison Distinguished Professor in Poultry Science at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).
Although a bit of a challenge to switch to creating webinars for otherwise hands-on activities, UGA Extension Agent Ashley Hoppers finds the audience for the backyard fruits webinar series she organized is far larger than any in-person classes she has held in the past. She is one of many faculty members that began reaching new clientele through online delivery. CAES News
Digital Extension Delivery
Due to social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and specialists quickly shifted gears to deliver in-person programs online. But they didn’t expect the overwhelming response they received from the public.
UGA Professor Samuel Aggrey has earned the Richard B. Russell Professorship in Agriculture. CAES News
Endowed Professor
University of Georgia Professor Samuel Aggrey has earned the Richard B. Russell Professorship in Agriculture.
Poultry farmers need their chickens to be efficient at turning feed into muscle. UGA researchers are studying the genetics of why some chickens make muscle while others make fat. Their findings could have implications for human health as well. CAES News
COVID-19 causing complex problems in the poultry industry
While many were watching the price of poultry, workers in processing plants began testing positive for COVID-19, causing temporary shutdowns at more than 30 meat processing facilities across the nation, according to MEAT+POULTRY’s website, which has been mapping the cases. Together, that caused a complex problem for the poultry industry and for consumers.