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Free range has a new National Standard

Free range Free range National Standard Free range National Standard Free range egg labeling will have a new National Information Standard (‘the Standard’) from 26 April 2018. It will be enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Importantly, the new Standard is in addition to any existing laws in your state or territory regarding free range. The ACCC has produced a tiny three page guide on Free range chicken egg claims for free range egg producers. [...]

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Poultry Information Exchange (PIX) & Australian Milling Conference (AMC) 2018

Poultry farmers of Australia, the 2018 Poultry Information Exchange (PIX) and Australasian Milling Conference (AMC), PIX/AMC will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from Sunday, 3 to Tuesday, 5 June 2018. This 3 day event is based in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast Qld and ‘Supply Chain Opportunities – Farmers to Consumers’ is the theme of this year’s conference. Topics of workshops and lectures range from chicken meat, egg production, free range and organic farming, flour [...]

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Consistent, reliable information for poultry farmers

You’re tired of searching for information on websites or forums that offer random opinions about poultry challenges you are facing. You would like to make informed business and husbandry choices rather than bamboozled by the myriad of opinions that abound. Information from social media, activists, forums and even the opinion of other poultry farmers is not ensured by any accountability or a commitment to researched outcomes. With changes afoot in the poultry industry regarding the poultry welfare code and [...]

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Have your say

If you are a poultry farmer, or have an interest in poultry, then this is of particular importance, given the recent release of the proposed Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines. The public consultation papers include a draft standard which marks a significant step in Australia, moving from the existing voluntary system to national regulation. The ABC news is reporting that the RSPCA is encouraging its supporters to oppose the proposal. Good animal husbandry and practice is based on facts [...]

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Poultry Drinkers and Water Pressure

The other day I whilst setting up a trial for one of the many drinker systems we try out before selling, some make it some do not! Having set up the system, (it’s a nipple system with its own pressure regulator) hung it up and connected it all up….I turned on the tap. Water spurted out of the breathers…”this ain’t meant to happen”. So I think the manufacturer has sold us a lemon. Before saying such to the manufacturer, “Perhaps [...]

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Healthy Flock? Go with your gut

Growing international concern over antimicrobial resistance is forcing poultry producers across the world to look at new ways of maintaining production levels and keeping birds healthy. Glenneis Kriel heard from two feed and nutrition experts about the importance of good gut health. Antimicrobial growth promoters have been used for more than 60 years to boost animal growth and feed efficiency in many countries. It is thought that most of these benefits come from suppression of the population of microbes in [...]

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