Leading Research: tagged poultry industry
Effects of commercial feed enzymes in wheat-based diets on egg and egg shell quality in imported strains of laying hen
At the time of commencement of this project, very little research had been conducted into feeding layer hens and results were not consistent among studies of the benefits of adding commercial feed enzyme preparations to the diets of laying hens.
Recent studies found that vent cannibalism was the biggest cause of loss in laying hens.Beak trimming, at two life stage intervals has been used as a means of controlling the problem.
The need to expand the protein options available to the poultry industry was the catalyst for this study.
Land use is a common source of conflict for many sectors of Australian agriculture including the poultry industry, particularly in areas on the urban fringe or where there is significant rural residential development.