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Coordinating the development of Biosecurity DVDs for the Australian Chicken Meat
Summary The project will produce a series of training DVDs / videos that present the biosecurity requirements and appropriate risk minimisation measures relevant to all sectors of the commercial meat chicken industry. The videos produced will include processing plant induction / training, general biosecurity, hatchery biosecurity and feedmill biosecurity.
An exhibition bird biosecurity information / training video will also be produced that is suitable for the noncommercial sector and will primarily target the exhibition poultry and live poultry sales groups. These groups represent the greatest risk of any of the noncommercial sectors, due to their practice of bringing birds together in the one place and returning live birds from such venues to existing flocks. This DVD would also be suitable for other noncommercial poultry groups.
The main emphasis of the videos is that there are two primary objectives of biosecurity – one being the minimisation of risks of avian disease, the other for control of food borne pathogens. Although many of the biosecurity practices relevant for each of these objectives are shared, the emphasis and approaches taken may be quite different.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Objective summary To provide coordination services for the delivery of 4 biosecurity training DVDs / videos for all sectors of the chicken meat industry.
Project Stage Current
Project start date Monday, April 11, 2016
Project completion date Saturday, June 29, 2019
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Promoting and maintaining good health
Rural priority Advanced Technology
RIRDC goal CME-Deliver safe food and good animal welfare outcomes
Principal researcher Rachele Osmond
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Paul Hickey