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Monogastric Science Research Centre

The Monogastric Science Research Centre (MSRC) undertakes work at SRUC’s Pig and Poultry Units. Both units host contract research for government and private sectors and provide a focus for SRUC's porcine and avian-related research, technology transfer and education. Focusing on nutrition, health and welfare, the units also provides a consultancy service in veterinary and environmental audits (including impact assessments).

About the Poultry Unit

poultry knowledge scotland success storiesSRUC’s Poultry Unit has government-approved modern and flexible research facilities that encompass the key areas of Breeding, Laying, Hatching, Growing and Processing.

The facilities can be used for studying nutrition, physiology, behaviour, health and welfare of poultry. Facilities for the following are available:

  • Breeding – manipulation of the environment, diet and genotype.
  • Laying – manipulation of the environment, diet and genotype.
  • Hatching – manipulation of the environment and/or the egg.
  • Growing – manipulation of the environment, diet and genotype.
  • Processing – whole carcass preparation and portioning.

About the Pig Unit


Find out more information about SRUC's Pig Unit.

Prof Jos Houdijk

Head of Monogastric Science Research Centre

Address: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG

Telephone: 01316034752

Fax: 0131 535 3121