College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Poultry

Animal and Avian Sciences Professor Receives $1 Million to Advance Animal Well-Being and the Poultry Industry

Broiler chickens eating poultry feed
Dr. Tom Porter, Professor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, is tackling many major global issues as a leader in poultry research with two new grants from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) totaling $1 million. He will be...

Avian Influenza: What You Need to Know, Not Fear

More than 33 million birds have been affected by the current outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) sweeping across 20 states from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest regions of the country. While cases have not been reported on the East Coast, poultry growers and workers on the...

Don’t Wash Your Chicken (or Turkey)!

As the holiday season approaches, University of Maryland Extension educator Shauna Henley wants people to think twice before washing their turkeys for Thanksgiving. “I always recommend that people shouldn’t wash their turkey, even though many instructions say to do so,” said Henley, Ph.D., who...

UMD Scientists Turning Poultry Waste Into Energy

(The following article appeared in The Diamondback on Wednesday, September 24.) Merriam-Webster defines its more vulgar adjectival form as “petty, insignificant” and even “lacking courage, manliness, or effectiveness.” But make no mistake, two separate university projects aim to make something...

Has Hens, Will Travel

It sounds like an odd job: traveling around the state with three hens and a collapsible chicken coop in the back of your pick-up truck. But for Dale Johnson, a farm management specialist with University of Maryland Extension (UME), it provides the perfect opportunity to promote a very simple...
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