November 5, 2020

 

US Poultry & Egg Association approves US$350,000 in new research grants

 


The US Poultry & Egg Association (US Poultry) and US Poultry Foundation have approved US$350,000 in funding for five new research grants at four institutions through the comprehensive research programme.

 

The funding was approved by the boards of directors of both organisations, based on recommendations from the Foundation Research Advisory Committee. Committee members are professional specialists from different segments of the poultry and egg industry who represent a variety of disciplines.


The research grants include:

 

Role of early incubation temperature variation in the development of the wooden breast myopathy in broiler chickens - Auburn University (research grant made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Koch Foods).

 

Assessing the impact of feed supplements on selection of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) - University of Georgia (research grant made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Mar-Jac Poultry).

 

Role of ratios of limestone particle size and phytase to support late lay in single cycled laying hens - focus on eggshell quality - Mississippi State University (research grant made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Centurion Poultry)

 

Enhancing immunogenicity and protective efficacy of recombinant infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) vaccines in broiler chickens - North Carolina State University (research grant made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Mountaire Corporation)

 

High-resolution salmonella serotyping to improve surveillance in turkeys - University of Georgia (research grant made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Cargill)

 

US Poultry has reinvested more than US$33 million dollars into the industry in the form of research grants. More than 50 universities and federal and state facilities have received grants over the years.

 

-      US Poultry & Egg Association