Brains Trust – A Snapshot of Industry Views
The brains trust session was run during day one of Ideas Exchange 2018 and was designed to get maximum audience participation. The session required all to answer questions through an anonymous online platform. Questions were submitted by attendees both prior and during the conference. The questions ranged from who would win the footy grand final
A New Team Member!
Please join me in welcoming Anita Osborne who joined the PoultryHub in September as my Executive Assistant. With more than 15 years of experience as an Executive Assistant, Anita has worked with high profile organisations such as the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, Hunter Valley Gardens and Harrigans Irish Pub in the Hunter Valley, NRL
Monash University house the first transgenic quail facility in Australia
The chicken embryo has been a popular animal model in basic research in particularly developmental biology research. Completed in 2017, the Monash Transgenic Quail Facility (MTQF) is unique and ground-breaking as it breeds transgenic Japanese quail lines, which play an important role in a plethora of scientific research fields. The research world has been slow
Poultry Hub Australia (PHA) hosted 15 bright and upcoming poultry science students this month for PoultryGrad 2018. PoultryGrad is an annual event that we run that aims to get poultry science students out of their shell and out into industry. This year the event was run over two days and included a workshop and farm
PHA’s First Researcher in Industry
Dr Natalie Morgan, Poultry Nutrition researcher at the University of New England, was a successful applicant in the Researcher in Industry scheme run by Poultry Hub. This granted her the opportunity to shadow nutritionists at Inghams Group Limited for a week in Sydney. She was fully immersed into what it is like to be a
PHA investigates chicken meat with George the Farmer
This month PHA was fortunate enough to meet George the Farmer. George the Farmer is a jovial children’s character whose mission is to help children understand more about agriculture. Since he was first launched in July 2014 as an interactive story app, the George the Farmer brand, subsequent products, and performances have won national awards,
NSW Poultry Industry Golf Day 2017
The NSW Poultry Industry Golf Day is on Wednesday, 18 October at Camden Lakeside Country Club. It’s a fantastic way to help raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and a great opportunity to network with other poultry industry colleagues, clients, and friends before and after the golf. Come along for a great
Researcher immersing herself in our poultry industry
Welcome to another edition of eChook! The goal of applied research is to use research outcomes to enhance productivity or to solve a pressing issue for the industry. In reality, of course, adoption does not always happen due to various reasons. There are, however, ways to maximise the chances that research outcomes will be used
What causes wet litter?
Reviewing the causes of wet litter Wet litter is a collective term used to describe litter that is wet and/or caked and is frequently associated with a number of bird health, welfare and environmental concerns. There are many factors that may contribute to wet litter including digestive upset, nutritional imbalance, disease, drinking spillage, ineffective ventilation,
Early-life environments affect behaviour of free-range laying hens
Early-life environments affect behaviour of free-range laying hens The environment in which you grow up can impact your behaviour and health as an adult – the same is true for laying hens. Free-range laying hens represent a unique situation where pullets are reared indoors in controlled, consistent conditions, but as adults they are provided access
New poultry and egg books now available to order!
New poultry and egg books now available to order! Now available to order from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing: Full details can be found here and a freely available chapter excerpt can be found here: Maintaining the health of laying hens: a practical approach – Richard
Angela Scott wins Postgraduate Presentation Award!
Welcome to another edition of eChook! Angela Scott from The University of Sydney won this year’s Postgraduate Presentation Award at the Australian Poultry Science Symposium held during February in Sydney. Her presentation was entitled Scenario trees to assess the risk of avian influenza exposure and spread within Australian commercial chicken farms. “Angela’s research was well thought through, the
Extension workshop for free-range egg producers
Hands on free-range field day at UNE The University of New England is delighted to welcome free-range egg producers and other professionals on April 6th 2017 for a UNE field day on free-range egg production. The full-day workshop will not only communicate the latest results of free-range research, but also allow attendees to participate in hands-on