Drs. Charles and Jessica Starkey of Auburn University’s department of poultry science have joined forces with ADM Animal Nutrition, a global leader in human and animal nutrition, to conduct groundbreaking research on the correlation of feed enzymes to live broiler chicken growth. The research will be conducted at the new, state-of-the-art Charles C. Miller, Jr. Poultry Research & Education Center, located on the Auburn campus.
The research, which began in August, is further enhanced by an $80,000 gift from ADM Cares to support the Starkey’s multi-species research and teaching program and support undergraduate and graduate student as well as visiting research scholar stipends.
“Working with ADM will not only help accelerate our research, but it will directly benefit our students, through diverse, hands-on educational experiences in our lab and through internship and networking opportunities,” said Dr. Charles Starkey, assistant professor of poultry science. “We see this as the beginning of a productive collaboration and look forward to working closely with some of the best enzyme scientists in the world at ADM.”
“We’re excited about our partnership with Auburn University’s department of poultry science and are proud to support their mission to develop future innovators in the field of animal nutrition,” said ADM chief science officer Todd Werpy. “We’re proud to partner with the Starkeys, accomplished researchers, who will be working alongside our own research and development team to create cutting-edge solutions in animal nutrition.”
Our interview with Drs. Charles and Jessica Starkey:
Our interview with Dr. Randy Berka of ADM Animal Nutrition