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Enhancement of Early Development in Turkeys by in Ovo Feeding

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67106
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00185
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Embrex
1040 Swabia Court Durham, NC 27703
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Enhancement of Early Development in Turkeys by in Ovo Feeding
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-16491
Award Amount: $296,000.00
 

Abstract:

Approximately 5% of hatchlings do not survive the critical post-hatch period because of limited body reserves. Many survivors exhibit stunted growth, leg problems, inefficient feed utilization, reduced disease resistance, or poor meat yield. This poult quality problem has been calculated to be worth approximately $71 million and $142 million annually to the US and global turkey industry respectively. The ultimate goal of in ovo feeding is to improve the economically important production traits associated with hatchling vigor. These include improved hatchling weight, growth rate and food utilization; reduced poult mortality and morbidity; improved immune response to enteric antigens; increased muscle development and meat yield, and reduced cost per kilogram of consumable poultry meat.

Principal Investigator:

Catherine Ricks
9198210555
cricks@embrex.com

Business Contact:

Catherine Ricks
9198210555
cricks@embrex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Embrex, Inc.
1040 Swabia Court Durham, NC 27703

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No