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Vol 2. No. 7 July 2019 National Poultry Newspaper PO Box 387 Cleveland 4163 Phone (07) 3286 1833 Fax (07) 3821 2637 Email
Get set for Ideas Exchange 2019
IT’S that time of year again... Ideas Exchange 2019 is coming.
Ideas Exchange is our pre- mier annual activity that ena- bles researchers and industry to get together for a great time of networking, recon- necting, learning and devel- oping ideas.
In the past, Ideas Exchange has been a fantastic avenue for industry personnel and researchers to come together and develop relationships and collaborations that benefit the poultry industry.
This year’s meeting will fo- cus on building capacity in our industry as well as high- lighting some of the fantastic research funded by Poultry Hub Australia.
We will also include dem- onstrations of some of our recent innovations such as Vicky the virtual chicken.
Ideas Exchange 2019 will be held on September 10 and 11 in Sydney at the Mercure Hotel.
The meeting includes talks, discussions and invaluable networking opportunities over two days and a confer- ence dinner.
The conference is free for members of Poultry Hub Australia.
A limited number of schol- arships are available for farmers and researchers who are part of the Australian poultry industry to attend the conference.
For all others, attendance will attract a nominal fee.
Conference attendance is by invitation.
To register your interest in attending, please contact us
at or fill out your details by fol- lowing the link at poultryhub. org/ideas-exchange-confer ence-2019
Our office has been busy reviewing the latest round of preliminary research propos- als for PHA’s open research call.
We received proposals from a number of Australian Uni- versities covering a diverse rage of topics.
Each proposal was assessed by our industry committee to ensure they met our funding requirements.
After careful consideration, five proposals have been in- vited to submit a full research proposal.
We look forward to updat- ing you soon with the details of the successful proposals.
I recently attended the XVIII European Symposium on The Quality of Eggs and Egg Products and the XXIV European Symposium on The Quality of Poultry Meat held in Turkey.
The standard of talks was extremely high and very en- gaging.
Many of the presentations were thought provoking, highlighting some of the challenges we face in the future, including welfare, sustainability, going carbon neutral and fake meat.
Each topic was presented by an eminent scientist in the area and provided great dis- cussion and questions from the audience.
For more details, see egg
Ideas Exchange brings both industry and researchers together for networking and discussion.
Egg industry responds to new food safety challenges
THE Australian egg indus- try has worked closely with authorities to respond to the recent series of salmonella enteritidis incidents.
SE has been detected on 11 egg farms in NSW and one in Victoria and all sites have been quarantined and under- gone decontamination.
Australian Eggs managing director Rowan McMonnies said the efforts of government authorities and industry have been critical in stabilising the situation.
“An intensive tracing and testing process has been con- ducted by government authori- ties since late-2018,” Mr Mc- Monnies said.
“This process has ensured that when SE has emerged it has been caught early and the public and broader industry were protected.
“All the contaminated sites
have been detected through this process and they continue to be limited to a cluster of interconnected farms.
“SE is a new and unique bac- teria for us in Australia and responding to the threat has been a learning experience for both government and industry.
“Risks are driven by bio- security practices and farm management and it is these issues that are the focus of our response.”
Mr McMonnies said the dis-
covery of SE in Australia has hit egg farmers hard and many of the contaminated farms have been unable to recover.
“Having withstood a year of drought that doubled the cost of feed grain, egg farm- ers now face the cost of even higher biosecurity measures,” he said.
“Nonetheless, the egg in- dustry remains committed to managing this new challenge to maintain the community’s confidence in eggs.”
Basic safe food practices are the best way for consumers to protect against salmonella.
This includes cooking eggs properly and washing hands and wiping surfaces to limit possible cross-contamination.
An update on the SE inci- dents is available on the Aus- tralian Eggs website at aus do/health-and-disease
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