Register for the November DPI Grower Committee Meeting

Sponsered by Dr. James McNaughton, President of AHPharma, Inc.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Da Nang Rooms
Wicomico Youth and Civic Center
500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland
5:30 p.m. for Dinner

Memo To: Grower Committee
From: Mack McCary, Chairman
Subject: Grower Committee Meeting

The next Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) Grower Committee will be held as noted above, sponsored by Dr. James McNaughton, president of AHPharma, Inc. In addition to the Grower Committee, we are inviting the chicken company live production managers, grow-out managers, housing managers, and companies involved in chicken house construction and equipment.

The topic for the evening is the new type of chicken house lighting system that AHPharma, Inc. is developing. This system calls for the use of LED bulbs on the feeder lines. AHPharma’s promotional brochure describes “AviLighting™ as a dual colored LED feeder light that research has shown will lower energy costs while improving bird performance. It is an interesting concept and one that might help our Delmarva chicken industry.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner followed by the presentation and discussion.

Please let us know by noon on Friday, November 21 if you will be attending so we can make dinner reservations. RSVP by e-mail ( or call 800-878-2449 or from Sussex County 856-9037. If you change your plans after responding, let us know as soon as possible.

Hope you can join us near Salisbury in a few weeks.


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Poultry Field Day 2014

AviLighting, Poultry Field Day 2014On Friday October 31, 2014 the AviLighting team attended the Poultry Field Day at Maple Breeze Farm. Around 300 poultry enthusiasts gathered to learn more about growing technologies in the Agriculture industry; this event was a great success. It was very encouraging to see so many growers interested in employing new technologies to make their farm more efficient. If you missed the event, please check out the link-to-photos below and plan to attend next year!

University of Delaware Flickr Album

In Cooperation with Delaware Cooperative Extension (UD and DSU) and Maryland Cooperative Extension (UMD) Approximately 300 Delmarva poultry growers attended a variety of workshops – LED lighting and energy savings, vegetative environmental buffers, how to conduct energy audits, innovations in house cleanout, litter management, nutrient management best practices, ventilation, ammonia reduction, and much more. Participants had the opportunity to meet with vendors and talk to Extension experts. FFA students also attended