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July 2, 2020

Ricke Receives the National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award

By Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
@AgNews479

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  • Steven Ricke awarded the National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award
  • Award to be presented at annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association
  • Recognizes distinctive research with economic impact on broiler industry

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Steven C. Ricke will receive National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award at the annual Poultry Science Association meeting, which will be held virtually July 20-22.

RECOGNITION — Steven C. Ricke will receive the National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award during the 2020 virtual Poultry Science Association meeting July 20-22. (U of A System Division of Agriculture photo by Fred Miller)

Ricke is the Donald “Buddy” Wray Endowed Chair in Food Safety and director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. He is also a faculty member of the food science department for the division and the University of Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, and of the U of A System’s Cellular and Molecular Biology program.

The National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award recognizes distinctive research work that has a substantial economic impact on the broiler industry. This year’s award recognizes Ricke’s emphasis on foodborne Salmonella and Campylobacter ecology from the broiler farm to the processing plant, including the mechanisms the pathogens employ to survive these highly variable environments.

Ricke uses next-generation sequencing approaches to better understand the interaction of the microbiome with pathogens in the avian gastrointestinal tract and to evaluate feed additives such as prebiotics.

The overall outcomes of these research efforts contribute to a better understanding of the broiler gastrointestinal tract response to feed additives that may help improve bird performance and food safety.

He also uses these sequencing techniques to develop more comprehensive microbial characterization at the poultry processing plant and introduce microbiome mapping for broiler processing.

To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and Instagram at ArkAgResearch.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Media Contact: Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
(479) 575-5647
fmiller@uark.edu

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