The Think Tank Meeting held last year in Sydney, came to a clear conclusion that communication in the poultry industry in Australia is insufficient on multiple levels.
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 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.
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”.
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 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.
It is easy to label something “collaboration” but the collaboration our Think Tank Meeting talked about is the type that is genuine and mature, focusing on give to get and share to succeed; the type where one plus one equals more than two.
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.
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.
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.