Lynn Bagley from Pitman Family Farms, Dr. Roy Brister from Tyson Foods and Dave Townsend from Pilgrim’s Corp. were all added earlier this spring.
The group helps advise and assign funding for research projects that benefit the poultry and egg industry. The research advisory committee met in Atlanta recently to review the latest requests for funding. Each year, USPOULTRY awards around $1 million for industry research. Since its inception, more than $31 million has been allocated for research.
Dr. Don McIntyre of Diamond V and Dr. Tom Frost of DSM Nutritional Products announced they were leaving the committee.
Below are the current members of the research advisory committee:
Chairman: Dr. Travis Cigainero, CEVA
Vice Chairman: Dr. Bernie Beckman, Hy-line International North America
Lynn Bagley, Pitman Family Farms
Dr. Kate Barger, Cobb-Vantress, Inc.
Dr. Roy Brister, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Bill Griffith, Keystone Foods LLC
Dr. David Harris, Simmons Foods Inc.
David Hurd, Rose Acre Farms Inc.
Dr. John McCarty, Boehringer Ingelheim
Dr. Petri Papinaho, Jennie-O Turkey Stores Sales, LLC
Dr. David Rives, Zoetis
Michael Robach, Cargill
Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, Perdue Farms Inc.
Dave Townsend, Pilgrim's Corp.
Steven Woodruff, Woodruff & Howe Environmental Engineering