To generate focused research, Australian Eggs works with industry to build a clearer understanding of the needs of farmers, identifies research groups with the skills to address the issues, and develops targeted research project ideas that have clear pathways to on-farm adoption.
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This project was conducted to provide information and recommendations that will assist the Board of the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) to determine its future position and policies in relation to industry Quality Assurance (QA) activities and programs.
Due to increasing pressures on operating margins within the Australian egg industry, this study investigated the energy usage and ventilation systems in cage egg sheds.Optimising electricity usage is an important factor in improving the bottom line of egg production systems.
Informed decision regarding the applicability of a civil society certification system to facilitate acceptance of all egg production systems.
Decreased prevalence of allergic sensitivity in infants through factual communication of scientific research findings.
Improved welfare assessment of laying hens in cages through better knowledge and understanding of the importance of space and nests in cages
Confidence in the ability to reduce any presence of Salmonella on shell eggs by the use of vaccine technology determined.
Optimal timing to introduce eggs into infant diets known thereby allaying fears of including eggs in infant diets
A Life Cycle Assessment model was used to provide a review of the efficiency of Australian egg production with respect to greenhouse gas emissions, water use and energy use.
This booklet outlines the benefits, feasibility and options of egg stamping for Australian egg producers.Egg stamping — also known as egg marking, egg coding or egg printing — is compulsory in the European Union.
Industry information on the relative effects of production system on physiological stress indicators delivered
Feedworks is a partnership that markets products, services and technology to enhance the profitability in animal production systems.Four presentations given at the 2010 Feedworks conference are attached in the vodcast links below.
Since the 1950s there has been extensive research into the causes and prevention of fatty liver haemorrhagic syndrome (FLHS).
All pullets currently reared in Australia for egg production are vaccinated with live attenuated strains of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV).However, questions have been raised about possible negative effects of attenuated vaccines in adult layer birds.
Poultry layer manure and litter composition data are essential for accurately determining sustainable application rates of manure to crops and pastures.This study collected some 20 samples of manure and litter from five different layer production systems from all major production regions in Australia.
Composting is a viable alternative method for disposing of daily mortalities, spent hens, egg and other waste produced on Australian egg farms.
Projects you might find interesting
This project is funded by Commonwealth grant funds. The output of this project will be a traceability solution for the industry.
The aim of this project was to consolidate available agronomic information and provide an up-to-date resource for free range egg farmers on what and how to plant on the range. To complete this project the researcher integrated existing research on the topic, as well as learnings from 5 'case study farms' that the researcher worked with throughout the project.
This report provides a support tool for Australian egg producers to determine biosecurity risks on-farm. As well as assisting Egg producers in understanding what constitutes a risk and why, the report offers potential management strategies to decrease on-farm risks to biosecurity.