Nutriquest Partners W/ Southern Poultry Research Group

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Company Announcement, Poultry, Research

NutriQuest and Southern Poultry Research Group, Inc. recently partnered in order to open the NutriQuest Poultry Research Center, a state of the art poultry research center in Nicholson, Georgia. The center is a part of a long-term research agreement with Southern Poultry Research Group, Inc. “We are fortunate to partner with world renowned veterinarian and researcher, Dr. Charles Hofacre, to … Read More

UF Grants Exclusive License to BioTork

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Company Announcement, enzymes, Nutrition, Research, University

BioTork has received a license from the University of Florida to patent rights for an enzyme that could revolutionize the animal feed industry when developed by BioTork. UF researchers discovered the enzyme, a naturally occurring thermotolerant phytase. It is one of the most heat-tolerant phytase enzymes known today. It is reportedly able to retain activity at temperatures up to 100°C. … Read More

Researchers Improve the Diet of Female Broilers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Chicken, Nutrition, Poultry, Research

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Arkansas in Fayette, Ark., in which the researchers were able to improve the diet of female broilers. The research was made possible by an endowing gift from Simmons Foods, and the research project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all … Read More

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistance with Genomics

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Genomics, Health, Research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused each year in the United States by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are using cutting-edge technology called whole genome sequencing (WGS) to help identify the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as early as … Read More

Biomin Opens CAN in Austria

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Company Announcement, International, Research

Biomin has recently introduced its seventh Center of Applied Animal Nutrition (CAN) with the announcement if its new facility in Tulln, Austria. The facility’s in vivo research will focus on piglet and broiler nutrition. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and has the ability to perform digestibility tests, kinetics studies biomarker identification, and ex-vivo sampling for next generation sequencing … Read More

Zoetis Sponsors PRRSv Research Fellowship

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Health, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Veterinary, Zoetis

Zoetis has sponsored a postgraduate fellow who is beginning a new study at Iowa State University that may provide some insight in the management of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv). The study seeks to identify herd-specific best practices to prevent, control and/or eliminate PRRS virus. Although pork researchers have learned much over the years about how this virus … Read More

Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health’s Real Science Initiative

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Education, Research

Balchem Corporation announced the second year offering of the grant-based research program, the Real Science Initiative. The program will offer funding to university and related research institutes to support new research projects in animal nutrition, performance and health. Grant pre-proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2016. Balchem’s focus on research is well known in the animal agriculture industry, with … Read More

Wooden Breast Fillet Research Completed

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Chicken, Meat, Poultry, Research, US Poultry

A research project funded by the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation was recently completed at the USDA-ARS U.S. National Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia. During the project, researchers focused on detecting wooden breast fillets with imaging technology, and this project is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and … Read More

Foundation for Food & Ag Research Forms Advisory Councils

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Food, Research

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research has appointed six Advisory Councils, composed of leading experts across the food and agriculture industry. Council members will advise Foundation staff and board members on program development and implementation, potential partnerships, and other avenues for advancing the organization’s mission to support innovative science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. The six Advisory Councils … Read More

Jockey Club Meets Research Funding Goals

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Equine, Horse Racing, Jockey Club, Research

Niall Brennan Stables has committed to the donation of a $10,000 gift to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s Ocala Initiative, and the gift has allowed the research initiative to meet the organizational side of its $200,000 goal designed to advance equine research in Florida. “It’s a really great honor to have the support of Niall and his team,” said Garrett … Read More