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What's hatching in training and extension in the Australian chicken meat industry

McIntosh, F., Templeton, J. M. and Osmond, R. (2022) What's hatching in training and extension in the Australian chicken meat industry. In: Australian Association of Animal Sciences 34th Biennial Conference 2022, 5–7 July 2022, Cairns, Queensland.


Publisher URL: https://www.publish.csiro.au/AN/pdf/ANv62n11abs


The Australian chicken meat industry contributes over $2.8 billion/year to the economy and directly employs more than 58,000 people. Including approximately 720 contract chicken growers. The percentage of total chickens slaughtered in 2020 (663 873 900) by state was NSW 32%, Vic 20%, Qld 20% and SA, WA and Tas combined 28%. Baiada Poultry and Inghams Enterprises supply approximately 70% of Australia’s meat chickens (Australian Chicken Meat Federation). The objectives of the Training and extension for the Australian chicken meat industry project is to develop and provide ongoing extension and training for the industry. The project is focused on delivering outcomes of AgriFutures Australia research and development (R&D) projects, improving engagement with industry and adoption of research, and developing a national training framework. The project is funded by AgriFutures Australia and delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. This paper summarises some of the project highlights to date.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Business groups:Animal Science
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural education > Agricultural extension work
Animal culture > Poultry > Chickens
Live Archive:06 Feb 2024 04:29
Last Modified:06 Feb 2024 04:29

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