USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved a total of $275,000 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:
- 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 program and augments the great success of the existing program by focusing additional resources toward defined areas of research.