Oct. 3, 2012 - The Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) held an event at the Poultry Research Centre at the University of Alberta last month to unveil its new Research Sponsorship Program.
A cheque for $25,000 was presented to Jacob Middelkamp, CPRC's Chair, by Scott Gillingham, Canadian Regional Business Manager for Aviagen Inc. and the Inaugural Platinum Sponsor of the program. This was the first in a series of three annual sponsorships.
The CPRC is an industry-led organization with a mandate to support poultry research in Canada through funding, communication of research results and research-related activities, such as coordinating conferences and meetings on industry research priorities. Sponsor contributions will be used to enhance member organization annual funding to support the increasing demand for industry research funds.
A recent review of CPRC-funded research projects showed that all parts of the poultry value chain benefit from the discoveries, including producers, feed suppliers, animal health care companies and professionals, processors, distributors, and consumers.
"The research the CPRC conducts plays a critical role in the overall success of the poultry industry in Canada," said Gillingham. "Aviagen is proud to support the CPRC's new research program and we look forward to continued collaboration in the future."
Photo: Scott Gillingham of Aviagen, Inc. presents the CPRC's chair, Jacob Middelkamp, with a research sponsorship cheque for $25,000.