Research Facilities

We have extensive research facility and equipment access, including our Poultry Research Farm Unit, our state-of-the-art Poultry & Animal Nutrition Center, or feed mill, and excellent lab space housed in the Poultry Science Building.

Poultry & Animal Nutrition Center

Our Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center – Alabama Poultry and Egg Association Feed Mill and Animal Nutrition Building – is a state-of-the-art facility uniquely designed and positioned to advance feed manufacturing and technology in the southeastern USA and beyond. This mission strongly complements our other departmental teaching, research, and extension efforts to serve all phases of the poultry industry.

With this mission to serve the industry in mind, we have utilized a modular design for our feed mill. This approach, along with utilizing equipment representative of industry standards, greatly enhances our research and educational programs. Specifically, this facility has been designed and is operated to achieve the following:

  • Enhance Auburn’s Teaching Mission by Providing Hands-on Experiences for our Students
  • Increase Process Control to Meet Research Needs Well into the Future
  • Expand Auburn’s Extension Mission via Industry Educational Courses.


This Auburn University facility represents the Flagship Academic-Industry Feed Milling Facility in the Southeast, and is one of only a few of these types of facilities in the world. This outstanding feed mill facility became a reality though the generous in-kind and cash donation of many sponsors. The Department of Poultry Science is extremely grateful for this support. Sponsorship opportunities still exist. If interested please contact Dr. Donald Conner, Department Head, whose information can be found on the left of this page. 

Poultry Research Farm Unit

Our Poultry Research Farm Unit is the working space for many of our nutritional and biosecurity studies. Complying with industry standards, our research unit functions under the care of Farm employees and student employees gaining experience alongside their class work.