News Release

For Immediate Release

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Tucker, Ga. - June 3, 2024

Gwen Venable, 678.514.1971,, (USPOULTRY)
Benjamin Starkey, 770.635.9057,, (USPOULTRY)

Increased Performance and Quality Focus of 2024 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic

Effective hatchery and breeder management is one of many crucial factors in a successful poultry operation. USPOULTRY’s 2024 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will keep hatchery and breeder managers up to date on the latest technology, equipment and management techniques. This year’s program, developed by a panel of hatchery-breeder specialists, will give attendees necessary tools to help increase performance and quality throughout hatchery and breeder operations. The Clinic will be held July 9-10 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Breeder and hatchery operations are always under pressure to increase performance. This year’s Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will address topics such as Hatchery Automation / Ergonomics . . . Robots in the Hatchery; Bridging the Communication Gap Between Breeders and Hatcheries; Pullet Uniformity; Hatchery QA Programs and Data Utilization; and much more.” said Ashley McGovern, hatchery manager at Pilgrim’s and program committee chair.  

Other topics include Maximizing Hatch of Fertile; Managing Chick Quality in Multi- and Single-Stage Incubation in the Same Hatchery; Managing Through Disease Challenges: Current Disease Update, Sanitation for Disease Control in the Hatchery, and Managing Biosecurity for Today’s Challenges; Male Management / Hatchability; Bed Bugs in Hen Houses; and Posting in the Field: Diagnosing Necropsy.

The 2024 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic planning committee includes Justin Burrow, Peco Foods, Inc.; Alicia Hill, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Jason Maynard, Wayne-Sanderson Farms; Ashley McGovern, Pilgrim’s, and planning committee chair; and Stephanie Smith, Peco Foods, Inc.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to gain knowledge and network with your colleagues. To register, reserve your room and see the full agenda for the USPOULTRY 2024 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic, click here or go to


U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is the All Feather Association progressively serving its poultry and egg members through research, education, communications and technical services. Founded in 1947, USPOULTRY is based in Tucker, Georgia.

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