Leading Research: tagged laying hens
Pullet and layer flock uniformity: an epidemiological industry-based approach to improve feed efficiency
Benchmarking of flock uniformity and performance regarding persistency and longevity of lay achieved
Two experiments were conducted to determine the available phosphorus (AP) requirement of laying hens and to examine the effect of different dietary AP and calcium (Ca) concentrations on egg production and egg shell quality from the start of lay to 80 weeks of age.
Improved welfare assessment of laying hens in cages through better knowledge and understanding of the importance of space and nests in cages
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.
The need to expand the protein options available to the poultry industry was the catalyst for this study.
This study examines whether wheat can be substituted by triticale, a generally cheaper cereal grain, without prejudice to performance of the flock or egg quality.