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+00:00 February 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments


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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Australian Made, Myths, Nutrition, Production|0 Comments

Eating chicken helps you to feel full – here’s why

A previous blog (http://www.chicken.org.au/chookchat/can-chicken-help-long-term-weight-loss/) discussed some of the ways in which lean chicken can contribute to achieving your healthy weight goals, and the reasons for this. High amongst these was that: Chicken meat has the equivalent protein content of beef, lamb and pork. One 100g serve of chicken breast provides more than 50% of the [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:43:23+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Biosecurity: ‘5 Minutes with…A Farm Manager’ by Guest Blogger: Phil Pirone

It’s National Agriculture Day! So we thought we’d dedicate this month’s blog to “5 minutes with a farmer”, reported by guest blogger Phil Pirone. What does biosecurity mean for the chicken industry, and what practices are adopted? We talk to Farm Manager, Paul Frank, about biosecurity and the farm he manages north of Adelaide to [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:43:23+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Animal Health, Production|0 Comments

The Dos and Don’ts of Chicken Food Safety!

Chicken tartare, carpaccio or sashimi, anyone? No! I think pretty much everyone understands that you shouldn’t eat raw chicken and why (read more here about why… http://www.chicken.org.au/chookchat/remember-chicken-food-safety/) but given recent servings of chicken sashimi overseas we thought it a timely reminder to look at the dos and don’ts that relate to raw chicken meat and food safety. [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:43:24+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Food Safety|0 Comments