Poultry CRC wins CRCA Collaboration and Innovation Award!
The Poultry Cooperative Research Centre (Poultry CRC) has been recognised for its collaborative efforts with industry and research partners in the development of a vaccine against fowl cholera, Vaxsafe® PM. The award, for significant innovation in Agriculture and Food, was made at the Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRCA) Conference on May 16. As CEO of the CRCA,
2012 PIX wrap-up
Staff from the Poultry CRC recently attended the combined 2012 Poultry Information Exchange/Australian Milling Conference (PIX) at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. The theme for the 2012 conference was ‘Feeding the Nation’. This well respected bi-annual event provides the CRC the opportunity to promote our research and education activities, and resulting services to the Australian
Eggshell quality and risks of food-borne pathogens
In 2007 the NSW Food Authority and NSW Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella poisoning caused by mishandling of raw egg foods. This is a common contributing factor in many Salmonella outbreaks, along with lack of cleaning and sanitising, and temperature abuse. This emphasises how essential it is that farmers implement effective measures to minimise
Kate Hartcher in the pecking order
Feather-pecking and injurious pecking behaviours represent serious welfare and economic challenges for the egg industry. This is particularly a problem for barn-laid and free-range egg producers compared to conventional cage-egg producers. With support from the Poultry CRC, Ms Kate Hartcher, a University of Sydney Master’s degree student, aims to investigate the rearing environment of free-range