Development of a process to enhance uptake of pearl millet


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.

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Project Start Date

Friday, May 1, 2009

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Improving competitiveness through a whole of industry approach

National Priority

CME-Improve chicken meat production through the whole supply chain