Nutrition

What’s so great about chicken?

In 2018/19, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences estimates that Australians ate their way through 47.4 kg of chicken meat on average each. This is 20.2 kgs more than their next most popular meat (pig meat) and represents over 45% of all meat consumed. Clearly, Australian consumers think it’s a great product, but what is it that makes it so popular?

By |2020-05-23T10:45:27+10:00May 23rd, 2020|Nutrition|0 Comments

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+10:00May 2nd, 2019|Animal Health, Nutrition, Production|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

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 [...]

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 (healthyweightweek.com.au) – 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