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Relationships between broiler chicken range use, productivity and welfare.
Summary Peta Taylor is a PhD student working on the RIRDC funded project 'Assessment of factors influencing behaviour and welfare of birds in FR systems' at The University of Melbourne.
Two pieces of work have been accepted as oral presentations at The Australian Society of Animal Production and the International Society of Applied Ethology congress; ‘Productivity, leg health and range use of individual broiler chickens on a freerange commercial farm’ and ‘Patterns of range access of individual broiler chickens in commercial freerange flocks’ respectively.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation The University of Melbourne
Objective summary The student will report back to the Australian Poultry Industry about the conferences spend an additional week after the conference in Europe to visit laboratories that are at the forefront of agricultural research, to establish networks as well as disseminate the innovative work we have been undertaking with individual commercial broiler chickens through the RIRDC grant.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Friday, June 10, 2016
Project completion date Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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 Peta Taylor
Research manager Kylie Hewson
Admin contact Trish Kendal