Article published the August 4, 2023
Calcium digestibility can vary dramatically depending on the Ca source, limestone solubility, source of phytate and addition of phytase (Li et al., 2021). However, there is no agreement in the literature about the most appropriate method for determining Ca digestibility (Li et al., 2017). In the current study, the apparent ileal Ca and P digestibility was determined in diets varying in Ca content, ...
This member gave a presentation on February 6, 2023
At the following event:
34th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium
Article published the January 6, 2023
1. IntroductionThe occurrence of ‘wet litter’ in meat chicken sheds is associated with concerns regarding animal welfare, flock health, food safety, environmental impacts and reductions in production efficiency. Mitigating wet litter will only be achieved when there is thorough understanding of the multidimensional causal factors. This will require a multidisciplinary approach to under ...
News published on September 20, 2022
Confirmed Invited Speakers
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• Dr. Aaron Cowieson
• Dr. Stuart Wilkinson
• Prof. Alex Yitbarek
• Prof. Brent Kaiser
• Dr. Rick Kleyn
• Prof. Martin Zuidhof
• Dr. Wendy Muir
• Dr. Peter Chrystal
• Prof. Bob Swick
• Prof. Tom Porter
News published on July 21, 2022
The Poultry Research Foundation, in conjunction with WPSA -Australian Branch, cordially invites you to the 34th Australian Poultry Science Symposium at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park.
The Australian Poultry Science Symposium is the premier avian science conference in Australia, attracting delegates from right across the country and around the world. This year our conference will focus on an ...
Article published the December 15, 2021
BackgroundMaintaining and improving gut health is fundamentally important as the gut supports optimal digestion and therefore performance and profitability of production. Managing gut health through barrier function is regarded as a new frontier for disease prevention across different species . In poultry, considerable research has been done on improving animal performance and gut health throug ...
Article published the December 3, 2021
INTRODUCTIONPoultry production is one of the largest sources of animal protein supply for human consumption in the world. For many countries, like Australia, chicken-meat is the dominant animal protein, therefore production must continue to expand to supply increasing demand. In Australia, for instance, per capita consumption of chicken-meat is predicted to increase by 7.9% over the next 5 years [ ...
Article published the April 23, 2021
I. INTRODUCTION Flock uniformity is a key performance indicator and economic driver in commercial practice. Hughes et al. (2017) pointed out that Australian losses could exceed AUD$127M per annum, assuming that 5% of throughput totalling 1,159,602 tonnes chicken meat per annum was downgraded by 40% due to out-of-range weight specifications. From these brief comments it is easy to see that flock un ...
Article published the October 20, 2020
1. IntroductionHeat stress (HS) has undesired effects on the growth performance [1,2] and meat quality  of broiler chickens. During HS, chickens seek to dissipate unwanted and excess body heat by increasing panting, resulting in alteration of blood acid/base status, which in turn can give rise to respiratory alkalosis  and disruptions in muscle membrane integrity . Additionally, the work ...
Article published the November 18, 2016
1. Introduction The occurrence of ‘wet litter’ in meat chicken sheds is associated with concerns regarding animal welfare, flock health, food safety, environmental impacts and reductions in production efficiency. Mitigating wet litter will only be achieved when there is thorough understanding of the multidimensional causal factors. This will require a multidisciplinary approach to unde ...