“Sheep and cattle production is highly vulnerable to the biophysical impacts of climate change, such as water scarcity. This factor, combined with increased costs for methane emissions, could hasten a transition toward greater production and consumption of lower-emissions forms of meat, such as chicken, fish and pork. Demand for these products is projected to remain strong.”

Professor Ross Garnaut AO
The Garnaut Climate Change Review

7.1 Research and development - Overview

Continuous productivity improvements in the Australian industry have been key to its growth in recent decades, and ongoing research will continue to drive its future growth and sustainability.

All chicken meat processing companies invest significant funds into in-house research and development, focusing on processing  technologies, quality control procedures, distribution, packaging, product development and marketing, and market development.

In addition, research of a pre-competitive nature and/or with a significant public good component is being undertaken in a range of public and private organisations. Industry participates actively and provides funding through its Rural Industries R&D Corporation research program and the Poultry CRC which are described below.

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