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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....
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Drought Does Not Hinder Chicken Consumption
AUSTRALIA – Pork and chicken meat consumption is on the rise as Australian shoppers buy less beef. ...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Welfare Costs Put Australian Poultry Farmers under Pressure
AUSTRALIA - The country's chicken producers say they are struggling to meet rising cost of new animal welfare standards, while new rules for free-range hens and last year's avian flu outbreak are making it hard for farmers to meet demand....
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia NSW Poultry Meat Producers Get Go-ahead for Collective Bargaining
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is proposing to grant authorisation to enable members of the New South Wales (NSW) Farmers’ Association who grow chicken, turkey and duck meat, to bargain collectively with poultry...
Poultry Industry News from Australia Egg Industry Investigation in Australia
AUSTRALIA - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has begun an investigation into allegations of cartel activity in the country's egg industry....
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australian Broiler Industry Opens Its Doors to Dispel Myths
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) has hosted its first ‘Hatchery to Home’ tour of the year at Hazeldene’s RSPCA-pproved operations in Bendigo, Victoria. ...
Poultry Industry News from Australia Can Australia's Egg Industry Meet Demand by 2018?
AUSTRALIA - Poultry CRC is asking free-range egg producers in Australia about their future plans in order to draw up research proposals to help the country can meet the growing demand for this sector's products....
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Poultry @ University Open Days
AUSTRALIA - The Poultry CRC is supporting Dr Susan Bibby from Aviagen Australia Pty Ltd and Dr Kylie Hewson (a former CRC PhD student) to develop a package for setting up and running university Open Day stands focused on poultry....
Monday, May 19, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Antimicrobials in Poultry Production
AUSTRALIA - The use of antibiotics in animal feed was banned in Sweden in 1986. ...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Poultry Industry News from Australia Broiler Farm Opponent Backs Council's Environmental Bid
AUSTRALIA - A group opposing a planned chicken farm in central Victoria says it believes an environmental analysis of the development would confirm its concerns....
 
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