August 30, 2016

USPOULTRY approves US$275,000 in new Board Research Initiative grants


USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved a total of US$275,000 for three new research grants at three institutions through the Board Research Initiative programme.


The research funding was approved by the boards of directors of both organisations, based on recommendations from the Foundation Research Advisory Committee. The committee evaluates research proposals to determine their value to the industry and then makes recommendations to the boards for funding. Committee members are professional specialists from different segments of the poultry and egg industry who represent a variety of disciplines.


The research grants for each institution include:


Analysis of Poultry Gasification Parameters for Elimination of Avian Flu Exposed Birds and Manure; University of Iowa (research grant made possible by a gift from West Liberty Foods)


Euthanasia of Recently Hatched Chicks and Poults; University of Georgia (research grant made possible by a gift from Pilgrim's)


Euthanasia of Recently Hatched Neonates; Mississippi State University (research grant made possible by a gift from Sanderson Farms)


The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative was created by the boards of USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation to address current issues facing the poultry industry. The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative operates alongside the current USPOULTRY comprehensive research programme and augments the great success of the existing programme by focusing additional resources toward defined areas of research.


USPOULTRY and its Foundation operate an extensive research programme incorporating all phases of poultry and egg production and processing.


Since the inception of the research programme, USPOULTRY has reinvested more than US$26 million into the industry in the form of research grants, with the International Poultry Expo as the primary source for the funding. More than 50 universities and federal and state facilities have received grants over the years.

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