USPOULTRY grants to support chicken growth rate, false layer research

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USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved $250,000 in funding for two new research grants for studies on broiler chicken growth rates and false layer syndrome.

The grants were awarded to two U.S. universities through the association's Board Research Initiative program, which helps to fund research that addresses current issues facing the poultry industry.

Mississippi State University received a research grant to evaluate welfare, behavior and health as affected by growth rate of broiler chickens. The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Pilgrim’s.

The University of Georgia will use its grant funding to investigate the cause and prevention of false layer syndrome. The research grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Cargill.