Leading Research: tagged nutrition
The aim of this project is to understand how different lighting regimes and diets during rearing, either used singularly or together, can improve flock uniformity, egg production and persistency of production, egg size and egg quality, from 16 to 90+ weeks.
The outcome of this project will provide insight into how to optimise egg shell quality at peak lay through nutritional management from 18 weeks. Hens of lighter and average weight will be trial-fed on diets of either higher or lower nutritional density to 90 weeks.
Lupins are a type of legume which are an excellent source of protein in animal feed.
This study was designed to evaluate different vaccination protocols for infectious bronchitis virus in laying hens.Age at first vaccination, route of vaccine administration, regular revaccination during lay, and timing of revaccination in relation to an induced moult was investigated.
This project provided a unique, systematic study of the nutritional value of including egg yolk in the weaning diet of breast and formula fed infants in order to address current nutritional issues pertinent to all infants.