This building comprises of 3 large climate controlled rooms, each housing 96 metabolism cages capable of holding up to 6 broiler chickens for performance and digestibility experiments. Also within the building is a sampling area, where staff can dissect birds and take necessary samples for their experiments.
Total capacity = 288 cages; 1728 broiler chickens
- Nutritional evaluation of feed ingredients and feed additives
- Feed intake, weight gain and feed conversion ratio
- Immunological and physiological assessment of diet ingredients and additives
- Disease challenge and vaccination efficacy studies
- Evaluation of diet quality and feed processing effects