2016 Meeting

2016 Annual Catfish Update Meeting

Demopolis Convention Center, Alabama

Auburn University – School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

& Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute (AFBI)

December 13, 2016

2016 Demopolis Presentation Summaries

ITINERARY:

8:30 Registration begins

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome – Terry Hanson (AU), Rick Oates (ALFA) & Will Pearce (ACP)

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

Mr. Patrick Moody, Alabama Dept of Agriculture and Industries

Dr. Paul Patterson, Director AAES & Dean AU College of Agriculture

9:30 – 9:40 State of the Catfish Industry – 2016 – Terry Hanson (AU)

9:40 – 9:50 Disease impact in West Alabama Aquaculture in 2016 – Bill Hemstreet (AU)

9:50 – 10:00 Virulent Aeromonas hydrophila 2016 research field trials – J. Terhune / M. Liles (AU)

10:00 – 10:10 Moultrie Ag Expo – Claude Reeves

10:10- 10:40 Catfish Recipes – Chris Wilton, Chef

10:40 – 11:00 The Catfish Institute – Roger Barlow

11:00 – 11:50 Sponsor Recognition

 

ALFA-Alabama Catfish Producers

The Catfish Institute, Roger Barlow

Alabama Catfish Feed Mill, B. Nedley

Harvest Select, Randy Rhodes

AB Vista, Craig Wyatt

Alabama Protein, Bill Kyser

Dumbart Catfish Supply, Jerry Sexton

West AL Catfish Producer Assoc., T.  Spree

Greensboro Farmer’s Coop

Aercon, Jalon Unruh

Pentair, Greg Trusso

SouthFresh, Mark Lamb and Jimmy Hughes

In-Situ, Chris Steven

Merck, Kasha Cox

 

11:50 – 12:00 Toxic Algae, Alan Wilson (AU)

12:00 – 1:10 – Lunch, AFBI Awards & Guest Speaker Luke Roy (UAPB; January @ AU)

1:10 – 1:20 SRAC Hybrid Catfish Genetics Project, Rex Dunham (AU)

1:20 – 1:30 AU In-Pond Raceway Study – Drs. Fernando Kubitza and Jesse Chappell (AU)

1:30 – 1:40 Dr. Arias’ Fish Health Lab Update, Khrystyna “Tina” Leasor D.V.M.

1:40 – 1:50 Dr. Claude Boyd’s Water Quality Lab Update – Claude Boyd (AU)

1:50 – 2:00 Meeting Evaluation & Drawing for Door Prizes

2:00 Adjourn