Ideas Exchange 2011
Welcome to another edition of eChook! First of all, I am delighted to inform you of the appointment of Mr Michael Warner as our new Communications Officer. Mick has worked in the media and is experienced in liaising with stakeholders that have diverse interests. His environmental science degree gives him the background required to translate
Effect of incubation on leg strength
Temperature and humidity during egg incubation can affect the long-term leg strength of fast growing meat chickens (broilers). A recent study at The University of Sydney, funded by the Poultry CRC, examined the impact from two differing sets of incubation conditions on early growth rate, bone composition and leg weakness measurements in a pure line broiler breed.
Industry Internships off to a good start
Two bright young vets are off to a flying start in developing their careers in poultry, assisted by an Internship from the Poultry CRC. Both will benefit from the financial assistance that an Internship will bring. James Hannon was exposed to commercial poultry early in life when he spent time on his grandparents’ free-range farm
Interests of students and end-users aligned
Producing the next generation of poultry scientists is one of the key features of the Poultry CRC‘s education program. An important aspect is to establish close links between our students and industry, which will encourage engagement of end-users in student research projects. This will have a two-fold benefit: firstly, whilst pursuing frontier science, our students will