2015 Meeting

2015 Annual Catfish Update Meeting

Demopolis Convention Center, Alabama

Auburn University – School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

& Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute (AFBI)

December 15, 2015

8:30 Registration begins

9:00 Welcome & Setting the Stage – Terry Hanson (AU), Rick Oates (ALFA) & Will Pearce (ACP)

Special Speakers:  Mr. Glen Zorn, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI)

Dr. Joe Tomasso, Director, AU School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

 

9:20 – 9:40 State of the Catfish Industry – 2015 – Terry Hanson (AU)

9:40 – 10:45 Virulent Aeromonas hydrophila (vAh) presentations

– Disease impact in West Alabama in 2015 – Bill Hemstreet (AU)

– In-Pond Raceways as a Research Platform – Jesse Chappell (AU)

– Virulent Aeromonas hydrophila 2015 research field trials – Jeff Terhune (AU)

– Virulent Aeromonas hydrophila studies in 2016 – Jeff Terhune (AU)

10:45 – 11:00 Phytase Research Update – Eric Peatman (AU)

11:00 – 11:20 The Status of Water Quality Management in Catfish Aquaculture – Claude Boyd (AU)

11:20 – 12:20 Sponsor’s talks (and begin Lunch)

– Will Pearce, Alabama Catfish Producers

– Brennan Nedley, Alabama Catfish Feed Mill

– Randy Rhodes, Harvest Select

– Jimmy Hughes, SouthFresh Feed Mill (and Processing)

– Roger Barlow, The Catfish Institute

– Craig Wyatt, AB Vista

–  Gary Douglas, Osprey Biotechnics

–  Greg Trusso, Pentair

12:20 – 1:20 – Lunch and AFBI Awards

1:00 – 1:20 SRAC Hybrid Catfish Genetics Project, Rex Dunham (AU)

1:20 – 1:40 “Aeration doesn’t cost money, it makes money” – Les Torrans, USDA/ARS Stoneville MS

1:40 – 1:50 IPRS study, George Fullerton (AU MS student)

1:50 – 2:00 Evaluation Drawing for door prizes

2:00 Adjourn