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Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit Returning to 2016 IPPE

20 November 2015

IPPE 2013

US - The eighth annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will be held during the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), this timely programme will compare the sustainability of today’s industry to the past and provide viewpoints from industry and agriculture experts on sustainability and why it matters to the animal agriculture industry.

The Summit will also highlight the poultry industry sustainability workgroup’s efforts to develop a sustainability assessment programme to identify measureable indicators that can gage industry’s efforts to maintain and improve its sustainability. The half-day programme, which will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, is free to all IPPE attendees this year.

This year's Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will include a presentation by Dr Marty Matlock and Dr Greg Thoma, University of Arkansas, on a “Retrospective Analysis of US Poultry Production – A 50 Year Comparison of the Meat Bird Industry."

Dr Joy Mench, University of California, Davis, will discuss “The Sustainability of the Layer Industry - Laying Hen Housing Research – The Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply.”

Dr. Claudia Dunkley, University of Georgia, will review a “Carbon Footprint Tool for Poultry and Egg Producers,” and a panel discussion by the Poultry & Egg Sustainability Workgroup will provide an update on the Poultry and Egg Industry Sustainability Assessment Programme.

The Summit will conclude with a ceremony to recognise and present honours to winners of USPOULTRY’s 2016 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award.

IPPE is expected to attract more than 28,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three trade shows - International Feed Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Meat Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing.

The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association, North American Meat Institute and US Poultry & Egg Association. The Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

More information about IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, is available at www.ippexpo.org.

ThePigSite News Desk



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