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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...
20 April 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia 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....
18 April 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Nominees Sought for American Egg Board
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the American Egg Board for the 2017-18 term....
01 April 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australia Decides on New Free Range Egg Definition
AUSTRALIA - The decision to implement a new definition for ‘free range’ eggs that will apply across Australia has been welcomed by egg producers....
03 March 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australian Chicken Industry Responds to Hatchery Video Footage
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) has responded to undercover video footage allegedly showing cruelty in hatcheries by saying Australian hatchery managers abide by a strict welfare code....
18 January 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia Lack of Cooling Leaves Eggs Vulnerable to Quality Loss
AUSTRALIA - Eggs are a perishable product that certainly benefit from refrigeration in terms of freshness and shelf life, the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) has reminded consumers....
15 January 2016
Poultry Industry News from Australia PIX/AMC 2016 to Focus on Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - The 27th Poultry Information Exchange (PIX) and Australasian Milling Conference (AMC), PIX/AMC 2016, is the biggest and most important poultry and milling event in Australia....
16 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Farmers Urged to Check Poultry in Extreme South Australian Heat
AUSTRALIA - Livestock and poultry owners have been reminded to take special care of their stock over the coming days of extreme heat, as animals suffer from the heat as well....
04 December 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Concern Over Make-Up of Australian Animal Welfare Committee
AUSTRALIA - Farmers have expressed concern at the recently appointed Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC)....
19 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australia Develops New Animal Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop best practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses....
30 October 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Research Focus for Cobb Australian – New Zealand Poultry Seminar
AUSTRALIA - More than 30 delegates from 10 companies across Australia and New Zealand took part in a two-day Cobb’s seminar in Sydney, Australia, where the focus was on the company’s global research investment....
08 October 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia What are 'Free Range' Eggs? Australia Launches Consultation
AUSTRALIA - The Australian government has launched a consultation into clearly defining free range eggs, to ensure consumers get what they expect....
25 September 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Michael Leahy Appointed as Managing Director Aviagen Australia
AUSTRALIA - Michael Leahy joins Aviagen® Australia and New Zealand as Managing Director and started with the company in June 2015. ...
18 September 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia 2015 Egg Farmer of the Year Announced
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Egg Corporation Ltd (AECL) congratulates Kate Mason, the 2015 Egg Farmer of the Year. ...
08 September 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Agriculture's Contribution to Australia's Economy Grows
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers’ contribution to the nation’s wealth through export earnings is increasing at a time when other commodities are on the wane....
27 August 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Asia Food Giant to Set Up Processing Plant in Adelaide
AUSTRALIA - Thai food and farming business CP Group has signed an agreement to set up a new processing plant in South Australia....
25 August 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Australian Free Range Layer Research Boosted with New Facilities
AUSTRALIA - The University of New England is now delivering state-of-the-art free-range research facilities at its Laureldale Poultry Research Farm, which also caters for research into cage and barn systems....
21 August 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Victoria State Invests in Chicken Meat Production
AUSTRALIA - The government of the state of Victoria have announced $80,000 of investment in the chicken meat industry’s “Chicken Care” programme....
31 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Poultry, Pig Animal Welfare Research Boosted in Australia
US - Research into animal welfare has been boosted by a $1 million Adelaide State Government grant to expand pig and poultry facilities at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus....
22 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from Australia Lack of Knowledge on Animal Diseases Leaves Humans at Risk
AUSTRALIA - Researchers from the University of Sydney have found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans....
 
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