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.

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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.