“Australia’s chicken meat industry is characterised by its stability and steady growth, representing a relatively low risk environment compared with other agricultural endeavours.”

Patrick McCaffrey
Chief Executive Officer, Golden Cockerel Pty Ltd

The Australian Chicken Meat Federation

The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) is the peak representative body for participants in the chicken meat industry in Australia.

ACMF is the industry representative body recognised by the Australian Government. In this capacity, ACMF is a signatory to the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement and represents the industry at the national level in matters regarding international trade, quarantine, animal health, biosecurity, food standards, food safety and animal welfare.

ACMF is also strongly involved in providing strategic direction to industry relevant research and development, in particular to the Chicken Meat Program of the Rural Industries R&D Corporation, to which it provides research management services.


The Federation was formed in 1964. Its main objectives are:

  • The promotion and protection of the interests of the chicken meat industry.
  • The conduct or support of research on all aspects of the industry.
  • The securing of representation on appropriate committees, boards and commissions.
  • The approaching of government bodies on all matters of concern to the industry.

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