Vivien Kite

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Food Safety Myths Busted!

by Guest Blogger, Kylie Hewson There are many myths surrounding chicken meat, and keeping with the theme “Raw is Risky” for Australian Food Safety Week (6 – 12th November), which is coordinated by the Australian Food Safety Information Council (AFSIC Food Safety Week), we’ve decided to focus this month’s Chook Chat blog on those myths [...]

By |2018-05-31T13:43:25+10:00November 7th, 2016|Food Safety|0 Comments

What’s this?

OK – what do you think this is? And what’s it got to do with chickens? Well, it’s a great but simple piece of technology that is used right across the chicken industry and which has helped to significantly improve the environment and welfare of millions of meat chickens grown in Australia every year….in fact [...]

By |2018-05-31T13:43:25+10:00June 21st, 2016|Animal Welfare, Production|0 Comments

It’s Official: Chicken Remains Australia’s Favourite Meat

Earlier this month, ABARES (the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences) released its annual update on current and forecast future production and consumption of Australian agricultural products, including meats. Its statistics show that Australians are forecast to consume a whopping 46.2 kg of chicken meat, per person, over 2015-16, not only cementing [...]

By |2018-05-31T13:43:26+10:00March 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can chicken help long term weight loss?

Put on a few extra kgs over the festive season? Well, you’re not alone there! This week (15 -21 February) is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week ( – an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia, aimed at raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. It’s a great concept and I’d encourage you to get involved.

By |2020-02-12T10:08:21+10:00February 15th, 2016|Nutrition|0 Comments

Meat chicken behaviour – how do farmers use it?

Last month, I talked a little bit about meat chicken behaviour – not just what chickens do, but why it’s important. I foreshadowed that in my next blog I’d explain how chicken farmers use chicken behaviour to read and respond to their birds’ needs. So, what behaviours does a chicken farmer use, and how does [...]

By |2018-12-16T23:29:14+10:00November 17th, 2015|Animal Welfare, Production, Uncategorized|0 Comments