A Chat with Mr John Harvey, AgriFutures Australia



For this issue of Poultry@Sydney, I was delighted to speak with Mr John Harvey, Managing Director of AgriFutures Australia. AgriFutures Australia is one of 15 Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) that service the Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) needs of Australian rural industries.

Professor Eugeni Roura and the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Consortium



Professor Roura is passionate about his role in the Consortium and its collaboration with industry.  He sees a future for students and researchers to work together with industry.  All this while attracting people to work in and help the poultry industry grow.

Poultry Education Day

“Poultry Education Day” for School Students



On the 10th of November 2023, The University of Sydney held the egg-citing open day once again whereby students across all parts of NSW local and further way were invited into the world of poultry.

Dr Ron MacAlpine

A Chat with Dr Ron MacAlpine



Dr Ron MacAlpine is a highly respected industry leader and a well-known poultry nutritionist in Australia. It was a pleasure to have a chat with Ron recently.

Associate Professor Groves wearing glasses.

Recent Poultry Health Studies by the PRF Team



Karen Gao’s project is the first analytical epidemiological study of Spotty Liver Disease, which is a major disease problem in free range egg layers. Christine Clark’s project looked at the novel strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis that caused major disruption to the layer industry in NSW in 2018-2020 and also spread to Victoria and Queensland.

Melinda Hashimoto Interview



Melinda is a farmer’s daughter from a small beef property (Brahman cross) in Queensland. Having attended university in Rockhampton with a Bachelor of Education she remained in the area and then travelled to Japan spending 5 years teaching there. Upon return to Australia, she completed an MBA at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. Former career roles include Adviser to Ministers for Agriculture at Federal and State Levels and QLD Department of Trade and Investment.