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Poultry Industry News By Category: Egg Layer Management
30 January 2018
Australian broiler farm sold to egg producer
Poultry farm conversion from meat to eggs a saviour...
08 January 2018
States in Flap Over Egg-laying Chickens
AUSTRALIA - A brawl between the States over animal welfare standards for egg-laying chickens could derail a proposed national plan for the industry, with WA and Victoria saying it did not reflect "modern" practice....
22 December 2017
WA Govt Threatens to Pull Out of Review of Chicken Welfare Standards
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Government has threatened to pull out of a national process to write new legal standards on chicken welfare....
14 June 2017
Queensland's Third Largest Egg Producer Gone Into Administration
AUSTRALIA - Queensland’s third largest egg producer, Darling Downs Fresh Eggs, has been placed in voluntary administration....
24 May 2017
Queensland Egg Producers Boosted by Export Opportunities, Increasing Consumption
AUSTRALIA - Industry representatives say Queensland egg producers are in a good place, with domestic consumption on the rise and new export opportunities on the horizon....
21 March 2017
Australian Egg Consumption Cracks Christmas Record
AUSTRALIA - The latest data indicates Australians purchased a record number of eggs from supermarkets in December 2016, 7.9 per cent higher than December 2015....
25 May 2016
Aldi's Cage Phase-Out Reduces Consumer Choice, Australian Egg Corp Says
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Limited has said it is disappointed with the announcement that Aldi is seeking to phase out cage eggs from its stores. ...
20 April 2016
Australian Farmers Hit Back at TV Show's Laying Hen Comments
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL) has released a statement after comments on a television programme seemed to hit out at laying hen housing conditions and antibiotic use in the country's egg industry....
23 October 2012
Cage Egg Production Delivers Welfare to Hens
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) has spoken out in support of eggs produced from caged hens. ...
28 September 2012
Nest Box Layers Stress Less Than Free-Range
AUSTRALIA - A study of the welfare of caged production hens has recommended chickens have access to a nest box to lay their eggs without being disturbed....
03 April 2012
MP Pushes for Free Range Eggs Change
AUSTRALIA - Proposed legislation in South Australia will try to outlaw selling eggs as free range if they are from a farm which has more than 1,500 hens per hectare....
13 March 2012
AECL Condemns Alleged Egg Substitution
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has alleged that a South Australian egg farmer was selling cage eggs as free range eggs. ...
05 October 2011
Videos Show Free-Range Hen Behaviour
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL) is offering links to video footage on YouTube of two different free-range outdoor stocking densities: one bird per square metre and two birds per square metre....
15 September 2009
Labor to Vote Down Cage Eggs Bill
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA - The ACT government has signalled that it will block a Greens bill banning cage egg production when the Legislative Assembly sits this week....
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