Dr. Bilgili became Professor Emeritus at the Department of Poultry Science at Auburn University in 2015 after serving 30 years as a faculty member. His research and extension experience bridges live production and processing phases of the poultry industry to include: broiler processing technology; slaughter and processing efficiency; carcass inspection and condemnations; broiler carcass quality and meat yield; food safety and HACCP programs; and animal welfare. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles in scientific and trade journals, and continues consult and speak at many national and international venues. Dr. Bilgili served as the President of the Poultry Science Association (PSA), Southern Poultry Science Society, and USA Branch of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA), and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Animal Science Societies. He also served as a Vice President of the WPSA, Chairman of the National Chicken Council Animal Welfare Scientific Advisory Committee, and member of the American Humane Association Animal Welfare Scientific Advisory Committee. Sarge’s work was recognized by the Sigma Xi Research Award (1985); Alabama Poultry and Egg Association Distinguished Service (1992) and Appreciation Award (1995); National Broiler Council Broiler Research Award (1996); Pfizer Extension Award (2000); WPSA Education Award (2000); PSA Poultry Products Research Award (2003); and US Poultry Foundation Charles Beard Research Excellence Award (2015). Dr. Bilgili was recognized in 2011 as a Fellow of the PSA.
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