John Boney

John Boney

  • Vernon E. Norris Faculty Fellow of Poultry Nutrition
  • Assistant Professor of Poultry Science
318 Agricultural and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Poultry Nutrition
  • Feed Manufacturing
  • Pellet Quality


  • Ph.D., Animal Nutrition, West Virginia University, 2017
  • M.S., Animal and Food Science, West Virginia University, 2014
  • B.S., Animal and Nutritional Science, West Virginia University, 2013

Extension and Research Program Objectives 

Environmental stewardship and poultry performance enhancements through improved nutrient utilization 

Commercial poultry feed quality improvements

Novel feed ingredient development 



AnSc 311- Poultry Production and Management (Fall semester)


Evaluation of corn particle size on the growth performance, gut permeability, pellet quality, and litter moisture of turkey hens raised without antibiotics
Poultry Science, Lyons, Alyssa, Boney, John, Boltz, T, Moritz, J, Persia, M, 2023

Hammermill screen selection for soybean processing: soybean meal particle size and pullet performance effects
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Lyons, A. M., Patterson, P. H., Boney, J. W., 2022

The impacts of amino acid density and phytase activity variability on D1-38 Ross 308 male broiler performance and processing yields
Poultry Science, Liebross, Brendan, Poholsky, Courtney, Boney, John, 2022

Effects of non-starch polysaccharide degrading enzyme inclusion to corn and soybean-meal based diets containing wheat on broiler performance and ileal energy digestibility
Poultry Science, Poholsky, Courtney, Lyons, Alyssa, Cantley, Staci, Boney, John, 2022

Impact of aragonite as an alternative calcium source on hen egg production and egg quality
Poultry Science, Lyons, Alyssa, Erb, Logan, Poholsky, Courtney, Boney, John, 2022

Longitudinal characterization of the effect of probiotic, phytotherapeutic, and antimicrobial feeding strategies on poultry performance
Poultry Science, Fonseca, Ana, Clouser, Stephanie, Boney, John, Ganda, Erika, 2022

Effects of direct-fed microbial (Bacillus subtilis C-3102) inclusion on tom turkey production efficiency and intestinal microbial populations
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Erb, L. S., Lyons, A. M., Poholsky, C. M., Dirks, B. P., Boney, J. W., 2021

Comparison of Ahiflower oil containing stearidonic acid to a high-alpha-linolenic acid flaxseed oil at two levels on tissue omega-3 enrichment in broilers
Lipids, El-Zenary ASA, None, El-zenary, A, Gaafar, K, Abou-Elkhair, R, Boney, John, Elkin, R, Harvatine, K, Boney, J, Harvatine, Kevin, 2021

Effects of direct-fed microbial inclusion on production parameters and intestinal microbial population changes in Nicholas Select tom turkeys
Poultry Science, Erb, Logan, Lyons, Alyssa, Poholsky, Courtney, Dirks, Brian, Boney, John, 2021

Effects of soybean meal particle size on feed milling efficiency, pellet quality, broiler performance (D1-42) and processing characteristics
Poultry Science, Lyons, Alyssa, Erb, Logan, Poholsky, Courtney, Patterson, P, Boney, John, 2021

Effects of pellet quality to on-farm nutrient segregation in commercial broiler houses varying in feed line length
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Poholsky, Courtney, Hofstetter, D. W., Khezrimotlagh, Dariush, Boney, J. W., 2021

The impact of soybean meal particle size on milling efficiency, broiler digestibility and subsequent performance
Poultry Science, Lyons, Alyssa, Erb, Logan, Poholsky, Courtney, Patterson, P, Boney, John, 2021

Impact of feed form, liquid application method, and feed augering on feed quality, nutrient segregation, and subsequent broiler performance
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Sellers, R. B., Brown, A. T., Boney, J., McDaniel, C., Moritz, J. S., Wamsley, K. G.S., 2020

A Balanced Approach to Maximize Feed Hygiene, Pellet Quality, and Nutrient Availability, Boney, John, 2020

A method for characterizing instrumental quality measures of turkey breast meat, Poholsky, Courtney, Mills, E, Boney, John, 2020

Feed Pellets for Broiler Performance Improvements, Boney, John, 2019

Effects of steam conditioning manipulations to feed manufacturing parameters and d1-28 poult performance., Boney, John, Moritz, Joseph, 2019

Safe Feed, Safe Pork and Poultry - FSMA and Feed, Hines, Elizabeth, Boney, John, 2019

The reliability of different histological features in the evaluation of the intestinal health., Sharafeldin, Tamer, Boney, John, 2019

Nutritional Diseases, Lorenzoni, G, Woods, Chrislyn, Boney, John, 2019

The effect of dietary inclusions of guanidinoacetic acid on D1-42 broiler performance and processing yields
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Boney, J. W., Patterson, P. H., Solis, F., 2019

The effects of steam conditioning and antimicrobial inclusion on feed manufacturing and inactivation of Enterococcus faecium, a Salmonella surrogate
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Boney, J. W., Jaczynski, J., Weidhaas, J. L., Bergeron, A. N., Moritz, J. S., 2018

Feed manufacture and Salmonella surrogate mitigation differences between standard pelleting and more thermally aggressive pelleting utilizing a hygienizer., Boltz, T, Boney, John, Moritz, Joe, 2018

The effect of different inorganic feed phosphate on feed manufacture and pellet quality., Bergeron, A, Boney, John, Mereu, A, Moritz, Joe, 2018

Effects of modifying diet and feed manufacture concern areas that are notorious for decreasing pellet quality
Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Rigby, T. R., Glover, B. G., Foltz, K. L., Boney, J. W., Moritz, J. S., 2018

Evaluating Steam Conditioning Manipulations and Grain Expressed Enzymes Effects on Feed Manufacturing Metrics, Feed Hygiene, Broiler Performance, and Bone Mineralization, Boney, John, 2017

Liquid application method (LAM), feed form (FF), and feed pen location effects on D28-56 Ross x Ross 708 male broiler performance and processing characteristics., Sellars, R, Boney, John, McDaniels, C, Moritz, Joe, Wamsley, Kelley, 2015

Evaluating the Inclusion of Phytase Super-dose in Various Broiler Diet Formulations and Novel Pellet Binders, Boney, John, 2014

HiPhos dose effects in practically formulated diets that vary in ingredient composition on formulation cost and broiler performance., Boney, John, Moritz, Joe, 2014

The effects of wheat supplementation to corn and soybean meal based diets on manufacture of pellets and subsequent turkey performance., Boney, John, Lamp, A, Moritz, Joe, 2013

Feed form and liquid application method effects on feed augering segregation., Sellars, R, Boney, John, McDaniels, C, Moritz, Joe, Wamsley, Kelley, 2013