Development of a process to enhance uptake of pearl millet

The University of Queensland

  • Project code: PRJ-002969

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, May 1, 2009

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 3-Contributing to efficient and secure chicken production systems


This project will review all the current literature, publications and data to better understand the potential utilisation of pearl millet by poultry including the impediments to the production of this crop by grain growers. The project will then use this information to propose strategies for the increase the uptake of this crop.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

The objective of this project is to gain a better understanding of the potential of pearl millet for the poultry industry and what impediments there may be to
(a) grain growers growing it and
(b) its utilisation as an ingredient in poultry diets.