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UK POULTRY RESEARCH FACILITY

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oudijk: Both units offer
industry-focused research, but
the Bristol facility focuses on relatively small-scale, highly controlled
layer-type trials, while the strength
of our Midlothian center is the
ability to run large-scale trials that
replicate commercial conditions.
Bristol, for example, is equipped
to undertake automatic feed intake
and animal weighing research. Feed
intake measurements can be taken
on an almost continuous basis, so
the studies provide a lot of detail.
This means certain pilot studies
could potentially be conducted at
Bristol and then transferred to our
Midlothian site for scale up.
We can get close to 5,800 birds for
a large-scale trial at Midlothian. At
Bristol, you would be looking at ~25%
of that. So the two assets work as a
continuum, rather than in competition.

The new Poultry Science Research Centre close to the Easter Bush Research
Consortium will create a critical mass of animal scientists. Colin Hattersley

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oudijk: We expect to have
between 30-35 people on site
once the facility is fully operational
by the end of this year/beginning of
next. This is a small increase on the
30 staff we had at Auchincruive.
A number of staff are relocating
but the new site is 1.5 hours from the
old one - too far for a daily commute
- so we are now actively recruiting.

State-of-the-art poultry research center
opens in UK: www.WATTAgNet.com/
articles/33618
CIEL has also co-invested with
Newcastle University in C-DIAL (the
Centre for Digital Innovation Applied
to Livestock) to enable studies using
imaging and other kinds of digital
methodologies for both pigs as well
as poultry. None of these centers
replicate each other's work.

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How many people
will be employed
at the Midlothian center?

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What projects are already
underway?

oudijk: The first project, in
partnership with CIEL, is
with Gamma Healthcare, trialing
some novel antimicrobials for
maintaining or improving gut
health. Other studies in the pipeline will look at amino acid nutrition for improving gut health. Two
industry-funded projects are also

under advanced discussion.
Project acquisition is progressing
as normal, which gives us confidence
that our center is going to deliver.
All the work we undertake is
blinded, and with such a large pen
broiler unit we can perform one
large trial, two trials for the same
company, or even two trials for two
different companies. Broiler trials
are typically completed in five to
six weeks, while a layer trial could
easily be 20 weeks, if not half a year
or longer. So we can have a layer
trial running at the same time as a
number of broiler trials.

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Who will be
your key clients?

oudijk: While the number
of animal feed industry
players in the U.K. is not large,
there are about 50 key academic
and industrial players overall who
are already our clients, including
some U.K. offices of European and
American companies. Our new
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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
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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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