Determining the cause and methods of control for ‘Spotty Liver Disease’
Improved productivity of commercial layers placed in alternative systems without the need for antibiotics.
Through-Chain Salmonella Risk Identification
Effective response and management of salmonella challenges in the egg industry developed to defend the egg category, increase the strength of the egg brand and facilitate access to new markets.
Governing hen welfare: beyond standards and guidelines?
Better understanding of the role of science in animal welfare policy decisions, especially in relation to the standards and guidelines process.
Understanding the physiology of shell pigmentation and colour deterioration in laying hens
Quantitative information concerning the location of pigment in the layers of the egg shell and identification of sites of pigment synthesis in the oviduct.
Virulence of layer farm or egg associated Salmonella isolates
Improved understanding of the public health significance of Salmonella serovars and extent of invasiveness and virulence.
Canola meal and Cottonseed meal in broiler and layer diets
This proposes that the Australian egg and poultry industry to incorporate canola and cottonseed meal in poultry diets.Canola and cottonseed meal is proven to be both economical and high in protein.