This week the Poultry Science Association (PSA) is hosting its first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting. The PSA is a professional organisation consisting of educators, scientists, extension specialists, industry researchers, administrators, producers, and college students who are committed to advancing the poultry industry. The aim of the annual meeting is to highlight and discuss field and research trials, quality assessment of ingredients, bioinformatics, laying hens and eggs, strategies to increase recruitment and engagement, and bone health and lameness in poultry.
We are very proud of our poultry intern, Sibongiseni Nkabinde, who was privileged to have been invited to present a poster on a portion of his master’s project, which is entitled: “Prediction of the nutritive value of South African maize hybrids for broiler chickens”. The importance of his research is to understand and quantify the nutritive value and better estimate the AMEn value of corn. This will assist in improving feed formulation accuracy and thereby improve broiler performance, profitability, and sustainability.
PSA attendees can find Sibongiseni’s poster and video presentation under Metabolism and Nutrition: General Nutrition, Abstract number 226: Intrinsic factors contribute to variation in the AMEn value of corn for broiler chickens. Interested parties can also download his poster here and read more about his research into A-maize-ing prediction of energy for broilers.