September 17, 2020 | Auburn University College of Agriculture Magazine
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ADM, Auburn Partner to Innovate Poultry Feed Enzymes

Students will conduct experiments in feed mill enzyme processing stability and live broiler chicken growth

Drs. Charles and Jessica Starkey of the Department of Poultry Science in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture are joining forces with ADM to conduct groundbreaking research with poultry feed enzymes. 

Through the agreement with ADM Animal Nutrition, students in the poultry science program will conduct experiments in feed mill enzyme processing stability and live broiler chicken growth, digestibility at the new, state-of-the-art Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center.

The research is further enhanced by an $80,000 gift from ADM Cares to support the Starkey’s multi-species research and teaching program and will support undergraduate and graduate student as well as visiting research scholar stipends.

Students in the Starkeys’ research lab on Auburn’s campus will work with ADM’s other R&D facilities around the globe to help develop poultry enzyme products, improving animal health and nutrition.

Enzymes in poultry diets can increase the efficiency of digestion, allow feed producers greater flexibility in the types of raw materials that can be used in feed formulation, and help improve overall sustainability and environmental stewardship.

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