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24 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia 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....
22 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Easter Bunny Tops Santa to Post Egg Record
AUSTRALIA - Australian egg consumption continues to soar with the latest data showing Australians consumed record numbers of eggs over the Easter period....
17 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Free Range Eggs Seen as Tastier, More Nutritious and Safer, Study Finds
AUSTRALIA - People choose to buy free-range or cage-free eggs because they believe they taste better and are better quality than eggs from caged hens, new research published suggests....
11 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Many Parts of Queensland Farmlands Still Hurt by Drought
AUSTRALIA - New drought declaration details highlight that farming families in more than two thirds of Queensland are still battling the devastating impact of drought while primary producers in the north west were now entering the recovery phase, AgForce...
10 May 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Federal Budget 'Keeps the Faith' on Agriculture Commitments
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Budget has "kept the faith" and delivered on the Coalition’s election commitments to advance agriculture, but Queensland farmers are eager for more details about what is planned for water infrastructure in the Great Artesian...
20 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australia and US: Reciprocal Recognition of Food Safety Mutually Beneficial
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement this month....
11 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Cobb Doubles Market Share in Australia
AUSTRALIA - More than 40 customers attended Cobb’s Asia Pacific Technical Seminar which took place in Sydney at Australia’s iconic Intercontinental Hotel....
Poultry Industry News from Australia Improved Quality Assurance Programme for Aussie Egg Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation (AECL) is pleased to announce the release of Egg Standards of Australia (ESA), a voluntary quality assurance programme for rearing and layer farms, which provides a practical mechanism for egg farmers to demonstrate...
29 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia A New Petersime Hatchery for the Australian Layer Industry
AUSTRALIA - Specialised Breeders Australia is building a state of the art hatchery for the entire country in close cooperation with UPEC and Petersime....
23 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
22 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Agriculture Victoria Urged to Seize Animal Welfare Role from Activist Groups
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA....
21 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia 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....
15 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia New Drought Declarations Reveal Queensland Farms Still Impacted
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday....
14 February 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia First Australian Eggs Reach South Korea to Aid Bird Flu Shortage
AUSTRALIA - Fresh Australian eggs have cracked the South Korean market, with the first shipment reaching the consumer market, according to the Australian government....
19 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australia to Export Eggs to South Korea to Lessen Bird Flu Shortage
AUSTRALIA - Help from Australian egg farmers will soon be on its way to South Korea as the country fights one of its worst avian influenza (bird flu) epidemics in recent times, according to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited....
06 January 2017
Poultry Industry News from Australia Hot Weather Not to Blame for Salmonella on Egg Farms
AUSTRALIA - New research conducted by the University of Adelaide shows there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs in Australia due to hot summer weather, compared with other seasons....
01 November 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Free Range Eggs from Hens Fed Saltbush Plants Could be Next Big Thing
AUSTRALIA - Recent research has found hens fed the saltbush plant as part of their diet produced eggs with a brighter yolk colour....
18 October 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Egg Eaters Have Better Diets, Research Shows
AUSTRALIA - New findings from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) show higher egg consumption is associated with having a better quality diet....
23 August 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australian Restaurant Chain Goes Cage-Free, Egg Industry 'Disappointed'
AUSTRALIA - Fast food outlet Hungry Jack’s announced yesterday that it will cease using eggs from caged hens in its products immediately....
17 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Increased Free Range Demand Means Egg Shortage 'To Be Expected'
AUSTRALIA - An egg shortage being felt across Victoria is to be expected now that the state is gripped by winter weather, says the Victorian Farmers Federation....
08 June 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement. This follows the release of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) review of Australia’s...
25 May 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia 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. ...
18 May 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia 'Free Range' Egg Producer Misled Australian Consumers
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Federal Court has found that egg company Snowdale Holdings gave a misleading impression that its eggs were 'free range' in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law, in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and...
Poultry Industry News from Australia Hundreds of Jobs Created in South Australian Poultry Expansion
AUSTRALIA - Over 800 new jobs will be created in regional South Australia and northern Adelaide as a result of a $275 million investment by leading chicken producer, Ingham's....
06 May 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Aviagen Invests in Australian Poultry Market
AUSTRALIA - Aviagen®, the world leader in poultry genetics completed a series of investments by opening a new state-of-the-art hatchery on April 25th in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. The new hatchery is part of a $35 million upgrade to company’s...
 
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