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Vol 1. No. 11 November 2018 National Poultry Newspaper PO Box 387 Cleveland 4163 Phone (07) 3286 1833 Fax (07) 3821 2637 Email
Poultry Hub Australia visiting schools and awarding grants
Tamsyn Crowley preformed egg science experiments with primary school stu- dents in Queensland.
Natalie Morgan discussed the importance of poultry nutrition and feed formulation with year 8 students.
THIS month we have been busy engaging with schools to highlight the wonders and opportuni- ties in the poultry in- dustry.
We have run science experiments with eggs, exploring the importance of a strong cuticle and a range of egg freshness measures.
Dr Natalie Morgan, our education officer, helped students get an insight into poultry nutrition and the differences between chicken meat and layer diets.
Students were required to make up specifically for- mulated diets using com- mon household ingredients such as breakfast cereals.
These interactions are both enjoyable and ex-
tremely important, not on- ly for building the future capacity of our industry, but also allowing children an opportunity to under- stand where their food comes from.
Poultry Hub Australia recently signed off the final round of grants we have awarded this year.
We have invested over
$500,000 in a range of projects.
In total we awarded nine grants to researchers and their industry partners at four different universities: RMIT, University of Mel- bourne, University of New England and University of Adelaide.
We look forward to see- ing how their projects
progress over the coming months and how their ex- citing research will im- pact our fantastic industry.
Finally, we have been exploring some new ways to get positive messages out about poultry farming.
We would like to an- nounce a new initiative called ‘meet the farmer’.
We are aiming to film short clips that focus on poultry farmers them- selves to highlight the hu- man side to farmers and demonstrate that farmers love their animals and farming is something all Australians should be proud of.
If you would like to get involved or have any ideas to share with us, please contact us at poultryhub@
Details of the projects funded by PHA in 2018
Project name
Project leader
Evaluation of the prebiotic effects of xylo-oligo- saccharides
Dr Natalie Morgan
University of New England
Insects for poultry nutrition in Australia
Dr Isabelle Ruhnke
University of New England
Response of meat chicken to arginine sources in low protein diets
Professor Robert Swick
University of New England
Potential non-invasive biomarkers of intestinal inflammation and permeability in broiler chick- ens
Dr Reza Barekatain
University of Adelaide
Monitoring of key infectious pathogens using poultry dust for controlling diseases
Priscilla Gerber
University of New England
Dietary inclusion of DVXPC yeast metabolite to alleviate potential gut dysbosis in a female broiler breeder line and its effects on hen and progeny performance
Dr Rebecca Forder
University of Adelaide
Evaluation of the immune-stimulatory effects of plants essential oils using an infectious laryn- gotracheitis virus vaccination - challenge model
Dr Mauricio Coppo
University of Melbourne
The role of education in attitudes towards hen welfare: a case study of furnished cages
Dr Peta Taylor
University of New England
Epidemiological investigation of spotty liver disease in chickens to inform disease control
Dr Thi Thu Hao Van
RMIT University
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