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  • Alternative protein sources for laying hens

    IMG 3The need to expand the protein options available to the poultry industry was the catalyst for this study. The increasing worldwide demand for chicken, particularly in developing countries, will mean that the poultry industry will need to come up with agriculturally and economically sustainable feedstuffs that will provide chickens with protein.

  • Total and Digestible Tryptophan Contents of Feedstuffs for Poultry

    11 Feed and Nutrition FNThis report reviews the amino acid tryptophan which is an essential amino acid in the diet of Australian poultry. Reliable values of total and digestible tryptophan in feedstuffs are needed because tryptophan is often the third most limiting amino acid in poultry diets. Understanding the inclusion of tryptophan in poultry diets will also facilitate the strategic use of commercially available synthetic, feed-grade tryptophan in the Australian poultry industry.

  • Detection of vvIBDV strains and Australian variants in poultry

    CSA 2JAThis topic of this study is the very virulent infectious bursal disease virus (vvIBDV) and was carried out in order to develop a diagnostic test for potentially infected poultry. The study also aimed to confirm that all strains can be differentiated, to further characterise existing strains, and to determine the prevalence of different strains in Australia.

  • Nutritional value of pearl millet as poultry feed

    DAQ 243JADue to the prediction that Australia will have to import significant quantities of feed grains which will inevitably lead to higher prices, it is essential that research be undertaken to find alternative feed sources for livestock, especially poultry, to reduce the increased cost of feeds and maintain an internationally competitive poultry industry. As current Australian millet varieties have never been evaluated as a feed grain for poultry, the main objective of this project was to examine the potential of two millet varieties (Katherine pearl millet and Siberian millet) as poultry feed ingredient. The results demonstrate that Katherine pearl millet could be incorporated into the diets of hens without any adverse effect on layer performance or egg production. 

  • The net energy values of the Australian feed ingredients for poultry

    UNE 82JThis publication contains data on the net energy values of some cereal grains and vegetable protein sources that are commonly used in the Australian poultry broiler and layer industries. It presents preliminary comparative results on performance of broilers fed diets formulated using net energy (NE) and apparent metabolisable energy (AME) values.

  • Urban Fringe Land Use Conflict: Two Poultry Case Studies

    UNE 59ALand 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. To determine effective solutions to this issue, this study investigated two case study areas in Australia and conducted extensive interviews with relevant groups in order to produce a set of recommendations for the Australian poultry industry.  

  • Environmental and Welfare Issues for the Egg Industry

    TA001 54A

  • Best practice for on-farm euthanasia of spent layer hens

    Best practice euthanasia coverAt the end of lay, spent layers have historically been caught, crated and transported to various poultry processing plants where they are processed for use in a variety of human food products. Due to the reduced commercial value of such products and the imposed charges applied to collecting spent layers, egg producers are looking for alternative ways of removing spent layer hens.

  • Salmonella control in layer chickens

    1US091The objectives of this project were to determine the capability to restrict Salmonella colonisation of and Salmonella shedding from layer chickens after differing vaccination regimes using live and inactivated Salmonella vaccines. These results were analysed to identify cost effective vaccination regime(s) to limit and achieve a reduction of Salmonella intestinal colonisation in commercial layer chickens in Australia.

  • Improvements in laying flock management to optimise performance in a changing industry

    DAQ 196AA

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