Animal Science PhD candidate's innovative focus on phosphate dependency in broiler diets

Posted on July 25, 2023

PhD candidate in the Department of Animal Science, Kyle Venter, recently presented his research at the 2023 Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, USA.

The meeting focused on “Challenges in supply chain and ingredient quality,” and Kyle's presentation was titled “Managing macrominerals and microminerals to minimise the dependence on phosphate and inorganic minerals in broiler diets.”

Interestingly, a majority of a broiler producer's costs go towards feed as a chicken's nutrition is vital for ensuring its optimal growth and perfomance, and especially for ensuring the chicken is heathy and free from skeletal abnormalities. 

Dr. Peter Plumstead, Innovation Director at Chemunique, said ''We are extremely proud of Kyle’s accomplishments and his invitation to present at the Informal Nutrition Symposium. His innovative research and proposed strategies have the potential to revolutionise broiler diets, addressing economic and environmental challenges associated with phosphate dependency in poultry diets.''

Chemunique is a major partner of the Department of Animal Science and plays a crucial role in animal nutrition. 

For more information on Chemunique and Kyle's research, click here.

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