USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved a total of $248,499 for three new research grants at three institutions through the Board Research Initiative program. The research funding was approved by the boards of directors of both organizations, 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:

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  • Development and Production of Salmonella Multi-serotypic and Multi-subunit Vaccines for Hen
    USDA ARS (research grant made possible by a gift from Cal-Maine Foods)
  • Development of Improved Integrated Pest Management Programs to Control Vectors of Salmonella on Hen Farms
    University of Georgia (research grant made possible by a gift from CCF Brands)
  • Evaluation of Risk Factors Associated with Salmonella Contamination in Post-chilled Carcasses and Secondary Processing Products in a Poultry Plan
    Clemson University (research grant made possible by a gift from Perdue 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 research program and augments the great success of the existing program by focusing additional resources toward defined areas of research.