October 2022

Featured Topic

2022 Annual Meeting Recordings

PSA Insights

PSA's Membership & Meetings Manager

Interpretive Summary

Keeping Chickens Calm During Catching and Handling

Hatchery Update

New Social Pages

Latin American Meeting

Summary & Competition Winners

Member Spotlight

Lilong Chai

Additional Reading

The Impacts of Probiotic and Prebiotic Combinations for Layers

Call for Symposia

Deadline Approaching

PSA Resolutions

Submit Additions by Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

Poultry Tech Summit

End of This Month

PSA Career Center & Calendar

Job Openings & Noteworthy Events

Featured Topic

2022 Annual Meeting Recordings

Unable to attend the 2022 PSA Annual Meeting? Or perhaps you would like a refresher on some of the presentations given in San Antonio. PSA is pleased to provide all of the recordings for the symposia presented at the meeting in July. Access all the videos through PSA’s YouTube Channel or at the link below.

Watch the Symposia

PSA Insights

Membership Renewals

It's the start of membership renewal season! Hopefully, you already plan to renew your membership with the Poultry Science Association for another calendar year, but here's a reminder about all of the benefits of membership with our association.

With membership in PSA, you'll receive the following...

  • Reduced registrations rates for the PSA Annual Meeting
  • Discounts on publishing fees in Poultry Science® and The Journal of Applied Poultry Research
  • Access to the membership directory and a network of professionals in the poultry industry
  • Free registration for PSA webinars
  • Updates on research and developments related to the poultry industry
  • The chance to serve on committees related to your interests and career
  • Opportunities to have you and research featured
  • The ability to be nominated for achievement awards

Plus, you'll be supporting the poultry sciences and the students that will continue to set their academic and professional goals on joining this industry! We certainly hope that you see the value in your membership with PSA. If you have any questions about member benefits or the application/renewal process, please do not hesitate to email PSA staff at membership@poultryscience.org. 

Have an awesome end to your 2022 year!

Rebecca Ries

Membership & Meetings Manager, PSA

Interpretive Summary

Keeping Chickens Calm During Catching and Handling

In a recent study, poultry scientists investigated the best way for manually catching chickens in a production setting. The two main ways for manually catching a chicken are the one-legged catch and the two-legged catch. The researchers examined chickens after catching to see how the two methods compare when it comes to potential injuries and effects on chicken behavior.

Read the Summary

Hatchery Update

New Social Pages

PSA’s Student Organization, the Hatchery, is working to make information for students more widely available. One component of this process is restructuring social media presence. The Hatchery’s Facebook and LinkedIn groups are being transitioned into public pages. Be sure to like and follow the Hatchery on our social media outlets for the latest updates, opportunities, and news for students in the poultry sciences.

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Latin American Meeting


PSA was happy to welcome over 600 attendees to Iguazú Falls, Paraná, Brazil last week for the 2022 Latin American Scientific Conference. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in October 2020, however, the Coronavirus Pandemic caused the event to be postponed. Thank you to all of the attendees, presenters, sponsors, symposia chairs, organizers, reviewers, and moderators who helped make this a successful conference.

Congratulations to those students who received award recognition for their presentations in the student competition. The competition’s award winners were recognized on Wednesday evening, October 5th, during the Award Dinner. Below are the winners of this year’s Latin American Student Competition.

2022 Latin American Student Competition Winners

Marley Conceição Dos Santos

Universidade Federal do Paraná

Maisa Fabiana Menck-Costa

Universidade Estadual de Londrina

Ashley A. Gernat

North Carolina State University

Gustavo A. C. C. de Aguiar

Universidade Federal de Viçosa

Kelly Morais Maia Dias

Federal University of Viçosa

Ana Beatriz Santos Oliveira


Tânia Luiza Kohler


Tania Lopes

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Matheus Freitas Costa

University of Arkansas

Jessica Anne Brown

University of Wisconsin

Member Spotlight

Are you interested in being featured in a Member Spotlight? Or maybe you would like to nominate someone? Complete the Member Spotlight submission form here!

Lilong Chai

Current Employer:

University of Georgia


  • Bachelor's Degree - Anhui Agricultural University
  • PhD - China Agricultural University

Area of Expertise:

Poultry housing; animal environmental engineering; precision livestock farming; poultry health and welfare.

Where did you grow up and did you have poultry in your youth?

I grew up in a village of central China. My family raised chickens, ducks, and geese for eggs and meat. Poultry meat and eggs from my family's backyard flocks tasted great, but cleaning poultry manure was a tough job, which was one of considerations in selecting "Agricultural Structure, Environment, & Energy Engineering" as my college major.

What was your first job out of school and what were your responsibilities?

I got a job as an Assistant Research Professor (Research Scientist) with Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences. My responsibilities were research and Extension services (e.g., environmental control and energy management for greenhouses and poultry houses) for urban agricultural production in Beijing.

If you had a motto that applied to your daily professional career, what would it be?

"It's hard but important to balance work and family."

What value does your PSA membership offer you?

I benefited from being a PSA member in many ways:1) meet people from both academia and industry; 2) get opportunities for collaboration and communication with PSA peers; and 3) connect with students of PSA community.

What is your favorite poultry breed?


Additional Reading

The Impacts of Probiotic and Prebiotic Combinations for Layers

This short communication from The Journal of Applied Poultry Research examines the results of probiotic and prebiotic combinations against Salmonella contamination. This study utilized the direct plate count method to enumerate Salmonella, proving more accurate when compared to former studies using different methods to establish Salmonella. Furthermore, the study examines the benefits of this research for layers.

Read the Short Communication

Call for Symposia

Deadline Approaching

The deadline to submit symposia proposals for presentation consideration at the 2023 PSA Annual Meeting is October 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM CDT.

Details and Submit a Proposal

PSA Resolutions

Submit Additions by

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

PSA is wrapping up the 2022 Association Notes for inclusion in the December 2022 issue of Poultry Science®. The following names of those poultry science colleagues who have passed away over the last year were included in the Resolutions Committee report at the Annual Meeting in San Antonio. If you know of any additional individuals to be added to this list, please send the names to Sam Shafer at sam.shafer@poultryscience.org no later than this Friday, October 14, 2022.

James A. Arthur

Bobby D. Barnett

Jerry A. Cherry*

Kathleen S. Criner

Michael J. Darre

Rene Lastreto

Fred M. McCorkle, Jr.

Richard D. Miles, Jr.

Park W. Waldrop

*Past President

Poultry Tech Summit

Registration & Details

End of this Month

Join an exclusive gathering of industry-changing innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, technology experts, investors and leading poultry producers at the 2022 edition of Poultry Tech Summit on October 30-November 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Attendees can expect the same groundbreaking innovation and insightful presentations that made the previous events well-attended with deep dialogue on new prospective solutions and next-generation technologies.

Executive Director

Poultry Science Association

Assistant/Associate Professor - Poultry Microbiologist

Auburn University

Precision Diagnostics in Virology

University of Georgia

Precision Diagnostics in Microbiology

University of Georgia

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Avian Health Biologist

University of Delaware

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Food Science

University of Delaware

Research Virologist / Microbiologist / Physiologist (Immunology)


Head, Department of Population Health

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Poultry Science Department Head

North Carolina State University

Do you have a position to list in the Career Center?

PSA is also happy to include complimentary positions, internships, and scholarships directly targeted towards students on the PSA Hatchery site. Please send inquires to Sam Shafer for details.

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October 17-20, 2022

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October 26, 2022

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Poultry Tech Summit

October 30 - November 1, 2022

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

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National Breeders Roundtable

November 1-3, 2022

Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center

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Sustainable Agriculture Summit

November 16-17, 2022

Renaissance Phoenix Glendale

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International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF)

January 23-24, 2023

Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, GA

International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 24-26, 2023

Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, GA

2023 National Turkey Federation Annual Convention

February 22-25, 2023

La Quinta Resort & Club

La Quinta, CA

Food Safety Conference

March 7, 2023

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

Hotsprings, AR

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