University of Sydney Logo with Poultry Research Foundation.

A New Era for the Poultry Research Foundation

We have recently been given the green light to officially become a Research Centre within the University. The transition changes PRF from a Foundation deemed a fundraising body under Australian Consumer Law to a university research entity aligned with the poultry and allied industries. As a result, PRF will retain its name as well as the Industry Council as an advisory body.

Portrait of Carria Xie holding a chick.

PhD Scholar – Carria Xie

Carria Xie is a first-year PhD candidate, using novel strategies to investigate how energy and amino acid levels affect broiler chicken performance in male and female birds.

Portrait of Dr Ken Bruerton

Dr Ken Bruerton – Winner of the Australian Poultry Award 2023

Dr Ken Bruerton was the winner of the prestigious Australian Poultry Award this year and I thought I would have a chat with Ken to congratulate him and hear his story. For our readers who do not know him, Ken is an animal nutritionist and runs his own business, the Queensland-based, Protea Park Nutrition Services.

APSS 2024 Concludes with Record-Breaking Numbers

The Australian Poultry Science Symposium (APSS) 2024 wrapped up its program in February with a resounding success, marking a significant milestone for joint coordinators, Poultry Research Foundation – University of Sydney and WPSA – Australian Branch.

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.

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.

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.