The Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence is pleased to share these stories of success, highlighting various projects funded by the Center:
In the Spring of 2020, the Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence offered a reimbursement program to poultry, swine, lamb, sheep and goat processors in an effort to help offset some costs related to increased need for personal protective equipment (PPE) resulting from COVID-19 concerns.
Review processor eligibility guidelines. Funds were awarded on a first come, first served basis.
On June 16, 2020, a total of $285,000 was awarded to 41 different business in 20 Pennsylvania counties. View the list of all entities receiving PPE reimbursement funds and the amounts allocated.
Food Processor PPE Reimbursements
Hemp Seed Cake Feed Trial and
$88,281 was awarded to a project designed to work with poultry and feed companies for feed trials of hemp in animal diets, ultimately aimed at gaining approval from the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) for hemp use in livestock diets.
The funds were awarded jointly to Kreider Farms, The Wenger Group and Penn State.
To learn more about the feed trial objectives, methods and results, view the project's full summary submitted upon completion.
Biosecurity BMP Audit & Program for Poultry
$15,000 was awarded to a project designed to work with poultry producers on a biosecurity template, which demonstrates the value biosecurity and BMPs have on farms' return on investment.
The funds were awarded to Longenecker Hatchery.
To learn more about the biosecurity program objectives, methods and results, view the project's full summary submitted upon completion.
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Center-funded research and projects as they are available.