As the 2014 summer student for the IRC in Poultry Nutrition, Kailyn completed a six-credit thesis project focusing on the effects of superdosing phytase on intestinal development and production traits in broiler chickens.
Kailyn has since completed her undergraduate degree and started an M.Sc. program under the supervision of Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner assessing the effects of stocking density on turkey tom productivity, health and welfare.
Born and raised near Spruce Home, SK, Kailyn has participated in 4-H from the age of 9 in various categories such as light horse, beef, poultry and photography. She also competed in team cattle penning and barrel racing. Kailyn's interest in poultry stems from her 4-H experiences and working with her mom's backyard flock.