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Our Research Facilities

CEU at night

The MSRC 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

There are also opportunities to use the facilities for undergraduate and post-graduate research projects ranging from one or two birds to large-scale production.

Prof Richard Dewhurst

Head of Dairy Research & Innovation Centre, Professor of Ruminant Nutrition & Production Systems

Address: SRUC Future Farming Systems Group, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG

Telephone: 0131 535 4050

Fax: Mobile: 07887672267


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