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UK poultry research facility
opens with unique advantages
New site offers large-scale trials not previously available in the UK,
and its scale and proximity give it advantages in Europe.
JENNY HONE

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ffering scientifically robust, hypothesisbased trial work in near-commercial
conditions all under one roof sets the new
state-of-the-art Poultry Science Research Centre in
Midlothian, Scotland, U.K., apart from competitors in
the rest of Europe.
The GBP5.6 million (US$7.3 million) center,
which opened in July, is part of Scotland's Rural
College (SRUC), and has been funded in part by the
U.K. AgriTech Centre for Innovation in Excellence
in Livestock (CIEL). It is home to work carried out at
SRUC's former Auchincruive site, and its scale and
proximity to other centers of excellence in poultry are
expected to give it some unique advantages.
Jenny Hone talked to Jos Houdijk, head of SRUC's
Monogastric Science Research Centre about the move
into these new facilities.

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one: What prompted SRUC's relocation from
its former Auchincruive site to the new facility
at Midlothian?
oudijk: SRUC's relocation of all its poultry
research is the result of two elements coming
together in a perfect storm.
More than 10 years ago, SRUC put plans in place
to sell elements of the 117-acre Auchincruive estate for
redevelopment as light commercial or residential space.
So some three years ago, it was announced to staff
that the site would close and our work relocate to the
new center. Alongside this, it was clear the facilities at
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Contents
Editor’s Comment
Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
How to avoid bottlenecks when packing processed poultry
Advertisers’ Index
Marketplace
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Contents
Poultry International - August 2019 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
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Poultry International - August 2019 - SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
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Poultry International - August 2019 - To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
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Poultry International - August 2019 - UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
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Poultry International - August 2019 - How to avoid bottlenecks when packing processed poultry
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