Dr Peter Plumstead completed his B.Sc. Agric (Hons) degree from Pretoria University, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Nutrition and Poultry Science from North Carolina State University.
Dr Plumstead has a diverse range of experience, both as a research Scientist as well as in applied aspects of Poultry Nutrition and Management. He started his career as a commercial nutritionist with the Meadow Feeds Group, the largest feed producer in South Africa. From 2007 to 2014 he also spent 7 years working as Senior Scientist, Global Enzyme R&D for DuPont leading the enzyme development and application research of several commercially available enzymes. Peter moved back to South Africa in 2014, spending two years as Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria. He currently serves as Technical Director of Chemunique, adjunct Associate Professor at University of New England, and as a global nutrition consultant with a focus on the application of management and nutritional strategies that improve the efficiency of poultry production. Current core research projects include evaluating effects of limestone on calcium and phosphorus digestibility, phytase efficacy and phosphorus excretion; as well as the assessment of the variation in nutritional value of corn for poultry. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time in the African bush.