This seminar was videoed and will be posted soon on BYC! Poultry Breeding and Genetics in the Small Flock Meetup Seminar Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM Brown's Country Restaurant in Benton, Benton, AR (edit map) I-30 West, exit 118 We plan on videoing this meetup seminar and placing a link on BYC so all can enjoy and learn! Please post what birds and/or equipment you are bringing to the swap after the seminar! This meetup will have special guest Dr. R. Keith Bramwell speaking on Poultry Breeding and Genetics in the small flock! Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. We encourage you to come early and buy the "All You Can Eat" Buffet lunch at Brown's Country Restaurant http://brownscountryrestaurant.com No purchase is necessary to attend this Meetup. There will also be a swap meet afterwards next door at the old gas station. It may be best if bringing something for the swap, you park under the gas station canopy. Space under cover is limited. First come, first serve. Dr. Bramwell is the show superintendent for the Arkansas State Fair. He is active in research for the commercial poultry industry, backyard poultry and exhibition poultry. He judges many county fairs. This seminar will be about Poultry Breeding and Genetics in the small flock and will include a powerpoint presentation plus a hands on project! Michael Schlumbohm, UofA student from Ohio (and BYC member) will do a small part of the discussion as well. Learn more about our speaker at http://poultryscience.uark.edu/4633.htm R. Keith Bramwell, PhD; Associate Professor, Hatchery/Breeder Management, Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas R. Keith Bramwell Extension Reproductive Physiologist Address Center of Excellence for Poultry Science University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701 Phone: 479-841-6498 mailto: [email protected] Education · Ph.D., Poultry Science, University of Georgia, 1995 · M.S., Poultry Science, University of Georgia, 1991 · B.S., Animal Science, Brigham Young University, 1989 Professional Experience · Assistant Professor and Extension Poultry Specialist, University of Georgia, 1996 · Joined the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science as an Extension Poultry Specialist, 2000 Research Area · The many factors (both management and physiological) that influence fertility and embryonic mortality in broiler breeders. Specifically, Dr. Bramwell has been involved with studies on the effects of breeder flock age on the decline in fertility and sperm-egg interaction, hatchability and the associated increases in early embryonic mortality from a commercial perspective. · Hatching egg handling and storage and the effects on hatchability and embryo livability. · The various areas of the poultry industry as they relate to reproduction and hatchery management. Publications · Bramwell, R.K. and B. Howarth. 1992. Preferential attachment of cock spermatozoa to the perivitelline layer directly over the germinal disc of the hen's ovum. Biology of Reproduction 47:1137-1147. · Bramwell, R.K., H.L. Marks, and B. Howarth, 1995. Quantitative determination of sperm penetration of the perivitelline layer of the hen's ovum as assessed in oviposited eggs. Poultry Science 74:1875-1883. · Bramwell, R.K., C.D. McDaniel, J.L. Wilson, and B. Howarth, 1996. Age effect of male and female broiler breeders on sperm penetration of the perivitelline layer overlying the germinal disc. Poultry Science 75:755-762. · Bramwell, R.K. and B. Howarth, 1992. Cross-reactivity of sperm-binding proteins from the chicken, turkey, and duck oocytes. Poultry Science 71:1927-1932. · McDaniel, C.D., R.K. Bramwell, J.L. Wilson, and B. Howarth, Jr. 1995. Fertility of male and female broiler breeders following exposure to elevated ambient temperatures. Poultry Science 74:1029-1038.