Animal Health

Yes, ‘poultry nutritionist’ is a real job!

.. and not just any job, it’s one of the most important jobs in the chicken meat industry. Meat chickens are fed diets formulated specifically to meet their needs at different stages throughout their life, and it’s the job of the poultry nutritionist to make sure chickens get precisely what they need. As you can [...]

By | 2019-05-02T09:16:07+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Animal Health, Nutrition, Production|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

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 [...]

Avian Influenza – what’s the latest?

Have you noticed that Avian Influenza (AI) has been in the news a lot lately? This is largely due to the unprecedented spread of outbreaks, primarily in poultry flocks, around the globe over the past six months. Fortunately, Australian poultry flocks have to date escaped this wave of AI, but sadly AI is currently having [...]

By | 2018-05-31T13:43:27+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Animal Health|0 Comments