NutriQuest opens poultry research center

NutriQuest Poultry Research Center is part of a long-term research agreement with Southern Poultry Research Group.

NutriQuest has partnered with Southern Poultry Research Group Inc. to open a state-of-the-art poultry research center just outside Atlanta in Nicholson, Ga.

The NutriQuest Poultry Research Center is a part of a long-term research agreement with Southern Poultry Research Group, which is owned and operated by Drs. Charles Hofacre and Christa Hofacre. In addition, Southern Poultry Research Group has a collaborative relationship with Dr. Gregory Mathis, owner and operator of Southern Poultry Research Inc.

“We are fortunate to partner with world-renowned veterinarian and researcher Dr. Charles Hofacre to provide research that delivers innovative solutions that provide a consistent and reliable result,” said Dr. Ken Purser, NutriQuest vice president of sales and marketing.

The new research center will accommodate all aspects of broiler research and includes 120 floor pens that will house up to 3,000 broilers at a time.

According to Dr. Chet Wiernuz, director of poultry technology at NutriQuest, “The new facility was designed specifically for research and will provide NutriQuest with an industry-leading, dedicated broiler research capability. Several studies will be conducted annually focusing on feed and water-delivered solutions to improve health and performance.”

NutriQuest president Steve Weiss added, “Our investment in poultry research both strengthens the NutriQuest product offering and shows our continued passion and dedication to research and development of solutions to help producers optimize performance and profitability in everyday production.”

NutriQuest, headquartered in Mason City, Iowa, delivers targeted breakthrough solutions to animal producers via nutritional and non-nutritional products, services and technologies.

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