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Learn about
FFAR poultry projects
at the Poultry Tech Summit
Tim Kurt, FFAR scientific program director,
will provide updates on the Egg Tech Prize
and SMART Broiler projects at the
2019 Poultry Tech Summit.
TERRENCE O'KEEFE

T

he Foundation for Food and Agriculture
Research (FFAR) has two initiatives targeting
significant poultry industry issues, SMART
Broiler project and the Egg Tech Prize. Tim Kurt,
FFAR scientific program director, will discuss
the status of these initiatives at the Poultry Tech
Summit, which will be held Nov. 20-22, 2019, at the
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta,
Georgia.

SMART Broiler
The SMART Broiler research initiative,
which was announced on April 2, 2019,
is offering US$4 million for research
supporting the development and
commercialization of automated monitoring tools that

The Egg Tech prize, which is
supporting research to develop practical
in ovo embryo sexing technology, is one FFAR's
two poultry projects. nopow | iStockPhoto.com

quantitatively assess key animal welfare indicators in
broiler chickens. FFAR is partnering with McDonald's
Corporation as a cofounder on this initiative. The
SMART Broiler program is now accepting applications
to improve animal welfare.

Egg Tech Prize
FFAR and the Open Philanthropy Project have
teamed up to offer up to US$6 million to the firm,
group, or individual who successfully
develops technology that can accurately and rapidly determine a chick's
sex as early as possible in the egg
production process.  The Egg-Tech
Prize encourages the development
of innovative technologies that
determine a chick's sex prior
to incubation, which may allow
male eggs to be directed into the
food supply or vaccine production.
The Egg Tech prize is broken out into
two distinct phases:

Phase I - Seed Funding is open for concept submissions from March 20, 2019, through May 15, 2019.
Phase I provides funding to develop the necessary
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What the US poultry industry needs to know about ASF
Change your words, change consumer perception
Learn about FFAR poultry projects at the Poultry Tech Summit
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