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Tyson, Merck gift will fund new poultry research facility

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$500,000 gift to Texas A&M University to be used to build a new poultry science research facility.

If you feel like chicken tonight, you might want to thank Tyson and Merck.

Merck Animal Health and Tyson Foods, Inc. have provided a $500,000 total donation to Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Poultry Science department.

U.S. consumers annually spend US$95-billion on poultry meats for the dinner table.

Merck Animal Health a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services. Headquartered in Madison, New Jersey, Merck also had a Canadian headquarters in Kirkland, Quebec—Intervet Canada Corp., operating in Canada as Merck Animal Health. Company information at


Tyson Foods, Inc. headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas is known for its chicken, but is also known for its proto-centric brands such as Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, BallPark, Sara Lee, Original Philly Cheesesteak Co., TopChews and much more. Company information available at


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