Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2016: $14,258.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2017
Grant Recipient: Penn State University
This presentation was given at the 2017 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting held in Orlando Florida from July 17-21, 2017. Its purpose was to review the switchgrass project related to the first portion of this grant, where small and large average particle sizes of switchgrass were compared at a commercial facility. Bedding characteristics, litter performance, bird performance, and bird welfare were evaluated to come to a conclusion of which size is most optimal for commercial broiler production.
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This product is associated with the project "Renewable alternative bedding for commercial broiler chicken production"