Turkey researcher acknowledged
Dr Sally Noll, poultry extension and researcher at the
University of Minnesota, is the 2008 recipient of the National Turkey Federation
(NTF) Research Award.
Noll has received this award due to her excellence in providing the turkey
industry with science-based, practical solutions for turkey production.
selecting Noll for the award, NTF members cited her research in the area of
turkey amino acid and the use of alternative ingredients in turkey diets to
maximize breast meat yield and economic return. This research has had direct
applications on turkey production throughout North America.
Her work with Distillers Dried Grain and Solubles (DDGS), a byproduct of
ethanol production, has also been a cornerstone for the education of the poultry
industry regarding DDGS effectiveness in turkey rations. Her other recent
research projects look at beak trimming and feed shape and size to determine the
effect on liveweight performance and avian pneumovirus vaccination
“With the increased feed costs, Dr Noll's research on efficient alternative
feed ingredients is very timely and useful,” said Dr Michael Rybolt, NTF's
director of scientific and regulatory affairs.
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