BRI (NC State) donates $100,000 for the advancement of poultry research (10/18/2010)

BRI grew out of technology developed in the N.C. State Poultry Science Department by now-retired poultry science professor and BRI co-founder Dr. Jason Shih.

Dr. Sam Pardue, head of the departmet at NC State University said he is very grateful for the gift, which will significantly expand the department’s reasearch and teaching capabilities.

These new cages have battery-operated heating units to keep chickens warm, and are also larger than usual, letting researchers hold longer trials and also use them with turkeys. According to Giles Shih, president of BRI, these types of cage systems will facilitate poultry research that has a direct impact on better animal health and nutrition for the future. read more

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