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‘Chicken Farming in the Living World’ Coming to School Next Year!

Did you learn about chickens when you were at school? Are you teaching students about chickens at school? Are you interested in finding out more about where and how the chickens many of us eat come from whilst taking students on a journey to explore the ‘living world’? If so, there is a series of [...]

By |2019-11-21T12:23:48+10:00November 20th, 2019|Animal Welfare, Environment, Schools|0 Comments

Antimicrobial Stewardship – The Industry’s Approach

Antibiotics are potentially lifesaving medications, so long as they are still able to destroy the bacteria that cause life-threatening illness. When a bacteria becomes resistant to an antibiotic, it means that that antibiotic will no longer kill that bacteria, which limits the number of options available to manage a bacterial infection. This is why the [...]

By |2019-11-20T13:20:11+10:00November 20th, 2019|Animal Health, Animal Welfare|0 Comments

Take a (’Virtual’) Tour of an Australian Chicken Farm

Ever wondered what a meat chicken farm looks like, particularly from the inside? Or wondered about what a chicken farmer does on a daily basis? While it’s not possible or practical to offer everyone the opportunity to physically visit a meat chicken farm - for a start, not everyone is located near to where chicken [...]

By |2019-02-26T09:16:15+10:00February 26th, 2019|Production|0 Comments

Don’t let your Yuletide joy turn sour.. How to cook the Christmas ‘bird’ safely

In previous blogs we’ve emphasised the importance of adhering to the key food safety principles of  ‘Clean, chill, cook, separate’ (see infographic here https://bit.ly/2QCwsfc)  in ensuring your chicken handling skills in the kitchen are up to scratch and that your roast chook doesn’t make you crook – but how does this relate to preparing a [...]

By |2018-12-19T10:44:42+10:00December 19th, 2018|Food Safety|0 Comments

Australian Meat Chickens – the Facts

In my August blog (Chicken’s place on the dinner plate and in the mind of consumers) I shared the findings of some consumer research that the ACMF conducted earlier this year which clearly showed that many myths and misconceptions persist about the way meat chickens are housed and looked after in Australia. Australians also have [...]

By |2018-11-12T12:31:12+10:00October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘GM…OK’?

Are Australian meat chickens genetically modified? The answer is no. Modern breeds of chicken are no more genetically modified (GM) than your poodle or labrador.  Given consumers' uncertainty around whether chickens raised for meat are genetically modified - 37% of Australians say yes, 44% say they don’t know and only 19% say no [1] - then I [...]

By |2018-09-27T10:03:34+10:00September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chicken’s place on the dinner plate and in the mind of the consumer

It’s safe to say that Australian consumers love their chicken meat – as reported in my last blog (chicken meat eating up its competition) ABARES has forecast that Australians will have consumed a whopping 49 kg of chicken meat per person in 2017-18, making the average Aussie consumer one of the highest consumers of chicken [...]

By |2018-08-02T16:57:17+10:00August 2nd, 2018|Australian Made, Myths, Nutrition, Production|0 Comments