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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

What’s going on here?

What are the chickens in this photo doing? And why are they all bunched up together, I hear you ask? Well, chickens are by nature social animals; they live in flocks. In the wild, or in a backyard situation, this flocking behaviour provides individual birds with protection from predators and also allows them to keep [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:43:24+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why didn’t the chicken cross the road?

…or the oceans, in the case of chicken meat available to Australian consumers. Consumers often associate the beef and lamb that they buy as having been grown in Australia, but are not so confident about the origin of their chicken meat. Well, good news! Almost all chicken meat available for you to buy in Australia [...]

Nerdy chickens? Supporting chicken welfare with science

by guest blogger, Dr Kylie Hewson* The viability of the Australian chicken meat industry depends on the implementation of good welfare practices every day, for every flock, and this has been recognised since the start of the commercial industry back in the 1950s. Not only do farmers have an obligation to protect and respect the [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:43:24+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shower On, Shower Off

“What’s this got to do with chickens?” I hear you say. Well, in some parts of the chicken production business, quite a lot! Why? Because it’s one of the many biosecurity measures that may be implemented by industry to protect flocks from infectious disease. What’s biosecurity? From a chicken industry perspective, biosecurity refers to a set of preventative [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:43:24+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments