Maximising the health and productivity of hens is a research priority for Australian Eggs. The increasing proportion of free range hens in recent years and greater variability within free range production systems has the potential to impact the reliability of egg supply.
By refining the research and development program to focus on the areas of greatest concern to egg farmers, Australian Eggs aims to achieve fewer and shorter breaks in production and provide more reliable egg supply for consumers.
This will involve investigation of short term, industry transferable solutions to hen disease and biosecurity threats as well as conducting blue sky research to ensure we are moving towards addressing more complex issues.
Farm Biosecurity website
National Farm Biosecurity Technical Manual
National Poultry Biosecurity Manuals
Codes of practice