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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Tasmania Egg Producers Campaign to Dump Labelling Laws
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian food industry players are joining forces with backyard egg producers to campaign against new labelling laws....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Turkey Farmers Left with Few Options as Inghams Closes Factory
AUSTRALIA - South Australian turkey farmers are considering their options after poultry giant Inghams announced it would close its McLaren Vale factory....
Friday, August 22, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australian Egg Farm Exposed for Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - A farm that supplies eggs to Australia's biggest egg producer has again been accused of multiple animal welfare breaches by an animal rights group....
Poultry Industry News from Australia Tasmanian Egg Producers Seek Answers on New National Egg Laws
AUSTRALIA - Small egg producers are calling on the Tasmanian government to confirm it's position on the national egg labelling laws....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia A$20,000 Back-pay for Poultry Processors
AUSTRALIA - A labour-hire contractor, who short-changed 10 overseas workers, has agreed to back-pay its former employees more than A$20,000 following an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman....
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Experts Meet to Solve Infectious Disease Challenges
AUSTRALIA - Many of Australia's leading animal and human infectious disease experts are joining forces this week to identify challenges that might benefit from greater collaboration across Australia's research institutions....
Monday, August 11, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from Australia....
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia New Livestock Land Transport Laws Enforced from 1 August
AUSTRALIA - The six month grace period for new livestock transport requirements introduced in January expires this Friday....
Monday, July 28, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Call for Nominations for New Director for Poultry CRC Board
AUSTRALIA - The Poultry CRC is calling for nominations for a Director to fill a casual vacancy on its Board....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australian Farmers Welcome Carbon Tax Repeal
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Council Approves New Poultry Complex in New South Wales
AUSTRALIA - The regional council in Manilla has approved the development of 70 broiler chicken sheds housing close to three million birds in the north of New South Wales....
Monday, July 07, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Diagnostic Tests for the Australian Poultry Industry
AUSTRALIA - Rapid, accurate and reliable diagnostics for poultry pathogens are essential for producers to have access to in the case of an outbreak....
Poultry Industry News from Australia On-farm Duck, Chicken Abattoir Gains Approval
AUSTRALIA - A shire council has granted a Western Australia farmer approval for an on-farm poultry abattoir, set to minimise the distance between production and processing....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australian Livestock Farmers Urged to Take Proactive Approach
AUSTRALIA - Asian demand for beef, lamb and poultry is surging ahead of western markets, according to New York-based head of Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research during a visit to South Australia....
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Call for Australian Town to go Cage Egg-free
AUSTRALIA - A group in Alice Springs group wants the town to phase out the use of caged eggs....
Monday, June 30, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Chicken Industry Responds to Australian Antibiotic Resistance Study
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) says that the E.coli resistant to fluoroquinolones observed in a recent study is definitely not the result of the use of fluoroquinolone in the poultry industry....
Poultry Industry News from Australia Go-ahead Granted for Collective Bargaining by NSW Poultry Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has granted authorisation to enable members of the New South Wales (NSW) Farmers’ Association who grow chicken, turkey and duck meat, to bargain collectively with processors....
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Chicken Prices Likely to Force Growers Out of Industry
AUSTRALIA - Feathers are flying in the Hunter Valley, with some chicken growers fearing they will be forced out of business if industry giant Baiada slashes prices....
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Baiada Takes Over Aviagen's Coleambally Chicken Operation
AUSTRALIA - Thirteen employees at Coleambally's chicken breeding facility in the New South Wales Riverina will be out of work at the end of July, with Baiada Poultry taking over operations. ...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Falling Agricultural Output Forecast for Australia
AUSTRALIA - A decline of between four and five per cent in agricultural output is forecast in the latest outlook from ABARES, with reductions expected in both the crop and livestock sectors. El Nino and Australia's free trade agreement with South Korea...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Byron Bay Poultry Factory Closed
AUSTRALIA - A major Inghams chicken processing facility is to close due to it having old, inefficient equipment. ...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Calls to Develop National Standard for Free Range Eggs
AUSTRALIA - State and territory governments will tomorrow (13 June) be asked to agree to develop a national code for free-range eggs in a bid to stamp out misleading marketing and misinformation about the welfare of chickens. ...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Biosecurity Concerns Fuel Australia's Free-range Egg Debate
AUSTRALIA - Egg farmers are calling for greater clarity in free-range to begin investing....
Friday, June 06, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australian Chicken Meat Industry Helps Develop Global Environmental Guidelines
AUSTRALIA - The Australian industry has joined forces with international bodies to develop guidelines to assess the environmental burdens of poultry production. ...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia New Assessment for Environmental Impact of Broilers, Layers
AUSTRALIA – Poultry farmers around the world could soon have a consistent way of assessing the environmental impact of their operation....
 
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