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Husbandry and Welfare training

Husbandry and Welfare training

Australian Eggs has developed the Husbandry and Welfare training program with internationally recognised poultry welfare expert Dr Leisha Hewitt, to improve the quality and consistency of egg farm animal husbandry practices. 

The program is made up of three husbandry and welfare modules:

  1. Bird health and welfare
  2. Animal care
  3. Biosecurity management

The training program is completely subsidised for members by Australian Eggs, and is open for both individuals and egg farms to enrol. Egg farms with a minimum of 10 trainees can also choose to arrange personalised training at a time that suits their schedule.

The course will be of interest to people working on commercial egg farms and is suitable for all personnel responsible for managing and handling poultry. It would be beneficial to individuals who work under general supervision, exercise limited autonomy and have some accountability for their own work.

To learn more about the training program and to register your interest, please contact Australian Eggs at [E-Mail not displayed] or on 02 9409 6999.

2021 Program Schedule

Module 1: Bird Health & Welfare is scheduled for September 2021. This will be four sessions (2 hours per session).  

6th September - Module 1: Session 1 Animal welfare - principles and assessment

7th September - Module 1: Session 2 Bird health

8th September - Module 1: Session 3 Handling and transport

9th September - Module 1: Session 4 Humane killing

Module 2: Animal Care and Module 3: Biosecurity management consist of two sessions each and are optional.  These modules will be available toward the end of September and October, based on interest.


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