Non-invasive assessment of stress in commercial housing systems
Industry information on the relative effects of production system on physiological stress indicators delivered
The importance of nests for the welfare of laying hens
As the majority of hens in Australia are housed in cages, which is a controversial animal welfare issue for the egg industry, an analysis of nest boxes and their use by laying hens is an important aspect of understanding the effect on bird welfare, behaviour, and ultimately, egg production.
R&D PROJECT LIST 2020/21