The Poultry Research Foundation Welcomes Poultry Veterinarian, Dr Jose Quinteros



Jose is focused on modernising the tools used to prevent infectious viral diseases, such as IBV, as the current prophylactic tools have not been updated in more than 30 years. He also aims to establish a poultry infectious diseases surveillance program to keep track of the constant challenges that arise with the emergence of new pathogens or pathogen variants.

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Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2024



The 35th Australian Poultry Science Symposium (APSS) will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sydney Hyde Park, between 19-21 February 2024. The central theme of APSS 2024 will be “Frontier Science – Integrating Nutrition, Gut Health and Welfare”.

Photo of Dr Mehdi Toghyani holding a chicken.

Dr Medhi Toghyani



There is the adage – practice makes perfect. In the case of Dr Mehdi Toghyani, it is the perfect combination of commercial nutrition and nutrition science.  Mehdi’s practical knowledge of nutrition is of great value to the Poultry Research Foundation (PRF) as we strive for producing effective solutions for real-life problems of the poultry industry.

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Major Challenges Facing the Poultry Industry Over the Next Two Decades and Beyond



The poultry industry is the No.1 supplier of quality animal protein sources for human consumption. It does not matter whether you focus on the ethics of food production or the essence of food production, from a global food security and sustainability point of view, it is essential have a prosperous and advanced poultry industry.

Looking at Nutrient Digestibility Beyond the Traditional View



Any gain in nutrient digestibility in animals can result in big gain in feed efficiency. Feed efficiency gain is a big win for sustainability because there will be less extra ending up in the environment and less land used to grow crops. Indeed, a reduction of feed conversion ratio (FCR) by 3 points, ie., from 1.53 down to 1.50 at market weight, would save the Australian chicken meat industry approximately 56,000 tonnes of feed per year, the monetary value of this alone is staggering even for small country like Australia.

Mrs Joy Gill

Mrs Joy Gill



The ongoing success of the Poultry Research Foundation (PRF) and its 65 years of sustained service to the Australian poultry industry are due to many people. This article profiles one of those dedicated individuals, Mrs Joy Gill.

Poultry@Sydney



In this Edition, we will feature Dr Wendy Muir’s work on the productivity and welfare of long-life laying hens, an interview of the General Manager for Farming at Inghams, Dr Sheridan Alfirevich and the profile of PhD student, Christine Clark. In addition, I would like to talk briefly about our flagship poultry science conference, the Australian Poultry Science Symposium, known as APSS.