USPOULTRY Allocates $385,000 in Research Grants


USPOULTRY Foundation has approved $385,000 for five research grants through the Comprehensive Research Program.

The projects as selected comprise:

  • Improving Cage Free Air Quality, Hen Welfare and Egg Quality with Artificial Turf and A Manure Removal System - Purdue University (made possible by a gift from Midwest Poultry Services)

  • Examining the Roles of Macrophages and Vascular Inflammation in Broiler White Striping University of California - Davis (with a grant from Simmons Foods)

  • Identifying the Contribution of Broiler Genetics on Gut Health and Immune Response When Challenged with Salmonella Typhimurium - University of Maryland (with a grant from Ingram Farms)

  • Investigating the Impact of Anthelmintic Resistance in Nematode Parasites of Poultry -University of Georgia (with a gift from Wayne Farms LLC)

  • Response of Broilers Fed Phytase Enzymes of Different Optimal pH Ranges Alone or in Combination - Mississippi State University (with a grant from Peco Foods)

In commenting on the awards, Tom Hensley of Fieldale Farms noted, "Research continues to be an important component of USPOULTRY and the Foundation as a service to the industry." He paid tribute to the Research Advisory Committee for its efforts in evaluating proposals and providing recommendations for funding.