The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved a total of $271,839 for seven new research grants at six institutions. Each organization will share similar amounts for the funding.

The research funding was approved by the boards of directors of both organizations, based on recommendations from the Foundation Research Advisory Committee. The latest research grants include:


  • “Development of Best Practices for Shell Egg Disinfection Based on Efficacy, Egg Quality and Economics;” Texas A&M University
  • “Using Adult Flies as Autodissemination Vehicles to Deliver Larval Fly Control Agents;” USDA-ARS
  • “Heterosubtypic Protection again Infectious Bronchitis Virus;” Auburn University
  • “Live Performance, Carcass Yield, and Breast Meat Discoloration of Broiler Chickens Fed Diets Supplemented with Different Levels of Zinc, Copper, and Iron;” North Carolina State University
  • “Electroencephalographic Assessment of Stunning Effectiveness in Broiler Chickens;” Auburn University
  • “Impact of Incandescent, CFL, Cold Cathode (CCFL), and LED Lamps on Bird Health;” University of Delaware
  • “Carbon Footprint Assessment and Calculation Tool Development for the Poultry Industry;” University of Georgia