Submitted to: Poultry Science Association Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/8/2020
Publication Date: 4/15/2020
Citation: Rothrock Jr, M.J. 2020. Communicating bioinformatics to small poultry producers. Poultry Science Association Meeting Abstract. v. 713. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136359.
Technical Abstract: The use of "omics" has become more common in a variety of aspects of poultry production, from breeding to management to bird health to food safety and everywhere in between. While the conventional poultry industry has become more exposed to the power and utility of "omics", smaller poultry producers typically do not have this same level of exposure. Since smaller, non-conventional poultry production is a growing portion of the overall poultry market, it is important that they also have education and access to these research tools and the data produced by these tools. While these small producers are dedicated and knowledgeable farmers, their knowledge of these newer technologies is limited at best, and it is our job as researchers to communicate the importance of these "omic" tools and how the resultant data can improve a variety of different aspects of their operations. I will discuss the ways to effectively communicate complex microbiome and whole genome sequence data to small producers into meaningful and applicable information that they can utilize to inform beneficial management changes.