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AMSA 69th rmc Poultry and Meat Processing Symposium Speakers Announced

May 10, 2016


Champaign IL. April 6, 2016 – The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 International Lectureship Award Winner will be presenting in the Poultry and Meat Processing Symposium at the 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC), on Monday, June 20, in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Shai Barbut has been selected as the 2016 award recipient and will be presenting along Mike Donohue in this session. This award was created to honor an individual that has been internationally recognized for their contributions to the field of meat science and technology. The award presentation will be made at the upcoming RMC in San Angelo, TX.

Presentations from these speakers will focus on the topics below:

  • Automation in the Poultry, Red Meat, and Fish Industries: The meat industry has seen major developments in automating some sections of the primary and secondary processing of meat. These changes were possible due to developments in meat science, robotics, computer and imaging controls. The fastest line can be seen today in the poultry industry but the red meat industry has lines that produce similar or even greater tonnage per hour. The combination of meat science, engineering and computer science is bound to bring many more advancements to the field. Shai Barbut is a professor of meat science at the University of Guelph, is currently working on meat and poultry primary and further processing, use of non-meat ingredients, and structure and function relationships within protein gels.
  • Successes and Challenges in Poultry Production 1980 through 2016: The evolution of the poultry industry over the last four decades has been remarkable.  In this presentation Michael Donohue, vice president of Agri Stats, Inc., will discuss the developments in live production, processing and sales of poultry meat and how the U.S. poultry industry responds to changes in consumer demand.  Since 1997 Mike has been working with U.S., Canadian and international broiler companies to use confidential, comparative benchmarking data to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs.

The AMSA 69th RMC will be held June 19-22, 2015 at the Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. For more information regarding the AMSA 69th RMC please visit: http://www.meatscience.org/rmc or contact Deidrea Mabry 1-800-517-AMSA ext. 12.

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