NL-S Student Mentored by Dr. Tim Johnson competing at International Science & Engineering Fair in LA
Josh Proehl's project focused on searching for a natural probiotic by examining good bacteria in turkey guts. Read full article by Carolyn Lange in the West Central Tribune.
DNA Sequencer now located in Research Lab
A DNA sequencer is located at the MCROC Research Lab to help predict, identify and respond to emergency threats like avian influenza in addition to broader applications.
Cristian Flores Figueroa and Jeannette Munoz Aguayo - technicians with Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center lab received the Unsung Heroes Award during the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Conference Reception. Cristian and Jeannette were recognized for their development of an early Avian Influenza (AI) detection tool through sampling drinkers using PCR. This technique is able to pick up the virus two to three days before clinical signs show up in a flock. Cristian and Jeannette's contributions and research has greatly improved early detection of AI in flocks.
Biosecure Entry Education Trailer (BEET)
This trailer is available through MCROC and will be used for managers to develop, assess and pracrtice biosecurity protocols for their poultry barn(s) and employees can practice protocols and techniques in a safe location.