Michael J. Wineland
Professor, Dept. Extension Leader - Breeder & Hatchery Mgmtmike_wineland@ncsu.edu
B.S. (1968) University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. (1973) University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. (1980) University of Wisconsin-Madison
Extension program is directed at issues related to the management of broiler breeder flocks as well as hatchery and incubational management for all species. This includes the development of educational programming to assist industry answer present concerns and better understand how their management is impacting breeder performance and hatchling quality, health and performance. Breeder programming includes work in the areas of light sources and light management, proper handling of hatching eggs and the factors impacting fertility. Incubation programs are directed specifically at improvement of health and quality of hatchlings to improve performance in the field.
Responsibilities include the organizing and conducting two conferences/workshops:
North Carolina Broiler Breeder and Hatchery Management Conference; this is a one and one half day conference covering a variety of topics of current interest. It is held in Statesville NC in October.
NCSU Hatchery Management Workshop; this is a two day workshop for individuals who want to learn more about the developing embryo and how the hatchery can influence the embryo's development and subsequent chick or poult quality. It is conducted in Scott Hall at NCSU once a year.
Research interests complement the extension activities; developing an understanding of how embryo physiology is altered by incubational management and thus impacting health and performance of the hatchling in the grow-out house. Additional areas of interest include the understanding of early hen mortality in breeder flocks, factors impacting fertility and the efficacy and effects of different light sources.