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Brian Jordan (right), an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia, is working to improve the vaccines available for poultry in hopes that they’ll improve the well-being of chickens and protect the health of chicken consumers. CAES News
Brian Jordan (right), an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia, is working to improve the vaccines available for poultry in hopes that they’ll improve the well-being of chickens and protect the health of chicken consumers.
Poultry Health
Like human infants, baby chicks are born without immunity to many common diseases. Immunizations are the answer, but it can be hard to immunize entire flocks of chickens in an efficient manner. That’s where poultry health specialists like Brian Jordan come in.
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
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.
Metabolism Genetics
As far as poultry farmers are concerned, feed equals money. The more efficient chickens are at turning feed into thighs, breast and drumsticks, the healthier their bottom line. It turns out that the same science that can help poultry farmers raise more feed-efficient chickens could help people become healthier, too.
Dairy cows grazing in Oglethorpe County. CAES News
Dairy cows grazing in Oglethorpe County.
Farm Manager
Managing one farm is a big job; managing a network of four teaching and research farms for the University of Georgia takes a different breed of farmer.
Assistant Dean Joe West serves as administrative adviser for a multi-state research project called CAES News
Assistant Dean Joe West serves as administrative adviser for a multi-state research project called
Multistate Research
In agricultural research, scientists across disciplines often find themselves working to address the same issues as colleagues at other institutions. To help advance and streamline this important work, funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows land-grant university scientists to work collectively to answer questions with a broad scope.
Temple Grandin, world-renowned animal agriculture consultant and advocate for the autism community, spoke to a crowd of about 400 Georgia 4-H club members and supporters on Dec. 4, 2018, at the UGA Livestock Arena. The event was hosted by Jackson County 4-H. CAES News
Temple Grandin, world-renowned animal agriculture consultant and advocate for the autism community, spoke to a crowd of about 400 Georgia 4-H club members and supporters on Dec. 4, 2018, at the UGA Livestock Arena. The event was hosted by Jackson County 4-H.
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, world-renowned animal agriculture consultant and advocate for the autism community, is no stranger to overcoming challenges. So when Grandin stepped to the podium and told a crowd of young people to think their problems through and face what scares them, they listened.
Cartons of eggs at a UGA research facility. CAES News
Cartons of eggs at a UGA research facility.
Safe Eggs
The recent recall of potentially contaminated eggs may have consumers concerned about eating their favorite egg dishes. Eggs that are not a part of the recall can be safely used but should be handled safely.
Bobby Smith, newly appointed district director for UGA Cooperative Extension's Northeast Georgia district, reviews the schedule at a field day in Morgan County with current Morgan County Extension Coordinator Lucy Ray. CAES News
Bobby Smith, newly appointed district director for UGA Cooperative Extension's Northeast Georgia district, reviews the schedule at a field day in Morgan County with current Morgan County Extension Coordinator Lucy Ray.
Northeast District Director
Bobby Smith’s first job was on his family’s dairy farm in Boaz, Alabama. He felt right at home when University of Georgia Cooperative Extension hired him to work with farmers in Morgan County, one of the state’s most productive dairy regions, 18 years ago.
Kristen Navara, associate professor of poultry science, studies the link between stress hormones and biological sex. CAES News
Kristen Navara, associate professor of poultry science, studies the link between stress hormones and biological sex.
Sex Ratios
It may seem like everyone on Earth has an equal chance of being born male or female. It’s about a 50-50 split, after all.
The UGA Beef Cattle Short Course will be held March 6, 2018, in Irwinville, Georgia. CAES News
The UGA Beef Cattle Short Course will be held March 6, 2018, in Irwinville, Georgia.
Beef Cattle Short Course
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will hold the Beef Cattle Short Course on Tuesday, March 6, one day before the annual Tifton Bull Evaluation Sale. Both events will be held at the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center in Irwinville, Georgia. 
Mike Taylor with Stay Tuff Fence works on a fence during the Fencing Field Day at the Blackshank Farm on the UGA Tifton campus. CAES News
Mike Taylor with Stay Tuff Fence works on a fence during the Fencing Field Day at the Blackshank Farm on the UGA Tifton campus.
Fencing Field Day
The University of Georgia Forage Team updated the grazing paddocks on the university’s Black Shank Farm in Tifton, Georgia. In an effort to share the most up-to-date containment options available, the team hosted a Fencing Field Day.