Gene M. Pesti Professor Emeritus Poultry Science
Mailing Address Athens, CAES Campus 112 Poultry Science Building., Athens, GA 30602-2772
Shipping Address Athens, CAES Campus 110 Cedar Street, Athens, GA 30602-2772

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Teaching Responsibilities 

  • Introductory Poultry Science (Undergraduate)
  • Poultry Judging (Undergraduate)
  • The Economics of Poultry Management (Undergraduate) 
  • Commercial Poultry Production (Undergraduate) 
  • Proteins and Amino Acids in Animal Nutrition (Graduate) 
  • Animal Nutrition Seminar (Graduate)


Books (3) 

  • Reid, W. Malcolm, Gene M. Pesti and M. A. Hammarlund, 1990, 1994, 2001, 2006. Raising Healthy Poultry, 4 English Editions. A Publication of Christian Veterinary Mission, Division of World Concern.

    • Reid, W. M., G. M. Pesti, M. A. Hammarlund and P. Vohra, 1994. Raising Healthy Poultry Under Primitive Conditions. 1st Spanish Edition, Christian Veterinary Mission, Seattle.

    • Reid, W. M., G. M. Pesti, B. Hargis, R. Moore, P. Vohra, W. F. Dean, and M. A. Hammarlund, 2001. Raising Healthy Poultry, 1st French Edition. Christian Veterinary Mission.

  • Pesti, G. M., and B. R. Miller, 1993. Animal Feed Formulation: Economics and Computer Applications. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY.

  • Pesti, G. M. R. I. Bakalli, J. P. Driver, A. Atencio and E. H. Foster, 2005.  Poultry Nutrition and Feeding.  Trafford Publishing Co. Vancouver, BC.

Chapters in Books (4)

  • Pesti, G. M., 2001. Modification of the energy level of broiler feeds: Technical and Economical Considerations in: What Will Come to Pass with Fatty Materials of Animal Origin? (In French) Proc. AFTAA (French Feed Manufacturers Association), Rennes, France, March 2001.

  • Pesti, G. M., 2001. The evolution of theory and application from least-cost to maximum profit feed formulationProceedings, 2001 International Symposium and 18th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Poultry Science, Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea, November 23-24, 2001.

  • Pesti, G. M., 2002.  Feed Formulation and the Computer.  Pages 395-410 in: Commercial Chicken Meat and Egg Production, 5th Edition.  Kluwer Academic Publishers.  Norwell, MA.

  • Pesti, G. M., 2002.  Computer Applications.  Pages 611-622 in:  Commercial Chicken Meat and Egg Production, 5th Edition.  Kluwer Academic Publishers.  Norwell, MA.

Refereed Journal Articles (148) 

Abstracts and Proceedings (128) 

Popular Press Articles (63) 


  • Broiler Research Award, 2004, National Chicken Council
  • Fellow, 2000, National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture 
  • Research Award, 1999, American Egg Board 
  • Instructional Media Award of Excellence, 1995, National Assoc. of Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture
  • Instructional Media Award of Excellence, 1991, NACTA
  • Nutrition Research Award, 1989, The American Feed Industry Association
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2008, UGA Poultry Science Club

Graduate Students 

Major professor for 11 M.S. students and 8 Ph.D. students

Research Interests 

Amino acid requirements, factors influencing methyl nutrition, phosphorus utilization, and modeling nutrient requirements.

International Presentations 

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Korea, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Poland, The Netherlands.

Additional Resources

Poultry Nutrition Tool Kit