|Ph.D. Nutrition and Physiology, North Carolina State University, 2014
|M.S. Poultry Science, North Carolina State University, 2011
|B.S. Food Science and Technology, Panamerican Agriculture University, 2005
|Feed Milling Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor, Auburn University
|Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University
Honors and Awards
|Young Scientist Travel Grant, World Poultry Congress, Beijing China, 2016
|Student Research Paper Certificate of Excellence, Poultry Science Association, 2014
|Poultry Science Association
|Southern Poultry Science Society
|American Feed Industry Association
|Alabama Poultry and Egg Association
Research is focused on the interrelationships of feed milling, nutrition, and physiology on poultry performance; implementation of feed mill techniques that improve feed efficiency and reduce feed costs; identification of processing alternatives to decrease bacterial load in feed and feedstuffs; stability of feed additives during thermal processing, and use feed additives to improve broiler performance.
Our extension program in feed milling supports the existing feed industry in the state by providing extension education in essential areas such as feed mill regulations, feed milling operations, ingredient and feed quality, feed safety as well as animal nutrition and serves as a catalytic agent to bring new ideas and innovation, which are essential for the future of the feed and poultry industry. Participation in fairs, FFA, and 4-H activities.
POUL 8960 Special Problems
- Xu, Y., C. R. Stark, P. R. Ferket, C. M. Williams, W. J. Pacheco, and J. Brake. 2015. Effect of dietary coarsely ground corn on broiler live performance, gastrointestinal tract development, apparent ileal digestibility of energy and nitrogen, and digesta particle size distribution and retention time. Poult. Sci. 94:53-60.
- Pacheco, W. J., C. R. Stark, P. R. Ferket, and J. Brake. 2014. Effect of trypsin inhibitor and particle size of expeller extracted soybean meal on broiler live performance and weight of gizzard and pancreas. Poult. Sci. 93:2245-2252.
- Pacheco, W. J., C. R. Stark, P. R. Ferket, and J. Brake. 2013. Evaluation of soybean meal source and particle size on broiler performance, nutrient digestibility, and gizzard development. Poult. Sci. 92:2914-2922.