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Dr Peter Plumstead

Innovation director 

I have a diverse range of experience, both as a research scientist and in applied aspects of poultry nutrition and management.

I started my career as a commercial nutritionist in South Africa, before spending seven years working as senior scientist in the global enzyme research and development team for DuPont, leading the enzyme development and application research of several commercially available enzymes. I moved back to South Africa in 2014 and spent the next two years as an Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria.

I currently serve as innovation director of Chemuniqué, an adjunct Associate Professor at University of New England, and as a global nutrition consultant with a focus on the application of management and nutritional strategies that improve the efficiency of poultry production. Current core research projects include evaluating effects of limestone on calcium and phosphorus digestibility, phytase efficacy and phosphorus excretion, as well as the assessment of the variation in nutritional value of corn for poultry.

PhD Nutrition and poultry science, North Carolina State University (2007)

MSc Nutrition and poultry science, North Carolina State University (2005)

BSc(Agric) (Hons) Monogastric and ruminant nutrition, University of Pretoria (1996)

BSc(Agric) Animal Science, University of Pretoria (1994)