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Poultry Research
Purswell, Joseph - Jody
Agricultural Engineer
Joseph.Purswell@usda.gov
(662) 320-7479
POULTRY RESEARCH UNIT
P. O. BOX 5367
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mission:
The mission of the Poultry Research Unit is to improve poultry health and to improve poultry production efficiency. Disease, engineering, management, nutrition, and rearing environment research are conducted with a multi-disciplinary approach. Poultry health research is directed toward Mycoplasma infections with emphasis on identifying the infections, measuring the losses caused by the infections, and developing technologies to reduce the losses. Poultry production research strives toward reducing costs and improving efficiency which includes the major cost factor in poultry production – nutrition- and also acquiring and applying basic poultry house environmental data to developing systems for maintaining optimum poultry housing conditions. The staff includes an agricultural engineer, an immunologist, two molecular biologists, a research poultry physiologist, two research poultry scientists, and a veterinary medical officer.

  Southeast Area
    Mississippi State, Mississippi
      Poultry Research
People:
Benoit, Clint
(662) 320-7600

Biological Science Technician
Carter, Melanie
(662) 320-7601

Program Assistant
Collier, Stephanie
(662) 320-7602

Microbiologist
Elliott, Katie
(662) 320-7615

Research Poultry Scientist
Evans, Jeff
(662) 320-7603

Microbiologist
Hairston, Johnnie Mac
(662) 320-7614

Animal Caretaker Motor Vehicle Operator
Halford, Larry
(662) 320-7604

Biological Science Technician
Hamby, Franklin Frankie
(662) 320-7614

Animal Caretaker
Harmon, Jeffery
(662) 320-7605

Biological Science Technician
Hill, James
(662) 320-7614

Maintenance Worker
Hill, Richard
(662) 320-7614

Animal Caretaker
Johnson, Jason
(662) 320-7606

Facility Operations Specialist
Leigh, Spencer
(662) 320-7607

Microbiologist
Magee, Christopher Chris
(662) 320-7608

Veterinary Medical Officer
McCafferty, Klint
(662) 320-7609

Research Animal Scientist
McCarty, Ryan
(662) 320-7610

Supervisory Agricultural Science Research Technician (Animals)
Morris, Hannah
(662) 320-7614

Animal Caretaker
Olanrewaju, Hammed
(662) 320-7611

Research Animal Scientist
Peters, Lattimore Graham
(662) 320-7614

Animal Caretaker Motor Vehicle Operator
Philpot, Stephanie
(662) 320-7380

Research Poultry Scientist
Prisock, John
(662) 320-7612

Maintenance Mechanic
Purswell, Joseph Jody
(662) 320-7613

Agricultural Engineer
Robinson, Kelsy
(662) 320-7615

Research Biologist
Rowland, Matthew
(662) 320-7617

Engineering Technician
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