Tag: Poultry

Red Lea collapse bites poultry producers, Ridley

The collapse of chicken processor, Red Lea, has forced its 30 NSW poultry producers to seek new supply agreements, and is expected to cost Ridley Corporation up to $7 million as it looks for a new source of raw material for its Maroota mill. The post Red Lea collapse bites poultry producers, Ridley appeared first… Read more »

Staff left in tears, unsure how to pay rent after Red Lea Chickens collapses

More than 500 workers in Sydney have their jobs terminated after the collapse of the Red Lea chicken company, leaving staff without pay and “eating two-minute noodles for dinner”, one former manager says. Source: ABC Livestock Staff left in tears, unsure how to pay rent after Red Lea Chickens collapses

Avalanche of public submissions seen over poultry welfare standards

There’s been an unprecedented response to a call for public submissions on the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry, following the closure of the 90-day public consultation period yesterday, with more than 165,000 submissions were received by Animal Health Australia. The post Avalanche of public submissions seen over poultry welfare standards appeared… Read more »

Ingham’s buys Baiada’s Wacol feedmill

Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated poultry producer, Ingham’s, has bought the Wacol feedmill west of Brisbane from Baiada as part of its push to expand feedmilling capacity in line with its continued growth in chicken and turkey production. The post Ingham’s buys Baiada’s Wacol feedmill appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central … Read more »

Producer embraces consumer demand for ethical eggs

After cracking into the ready-made meal market, one of Australia’s biggest egg producers is investing tens of millions of dollars in a new free-range egg farm to cater to increased demand for more ethical egg production. Source: ABC Livestock Producer embraces consumer demand for ethical eggs

Executive email reveals stoush over 'stage-managed' process to benefit egg industry

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is accused of allowing the drafting of new welfare standards for poultry to be “stage-managed” by industry in a process lacking “transparency”, “governance” and “independence”. Source: ABC Livestock Executive email reveals stoush over ‘stage-managed’ process to benefit egg industry

Southern processors join forces to tender for cheaper power and gas

A group of Victorian and NSW beef, sheepmeat, pork and poultry processors have won competition regulator approval to join forces to tender for cheaper electricity and gas. The post Southern processors join forces to tender for cheaper power and gas appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Southern processors join forces to tender… Read more »

Pastured Chickens: Raising food while regenerating the landscape

A farmer who spent several years working in sustainable agricultural policy at Federal level is now pursuing his dream of putting innovative principles into practice. His award-winning family run farm takes a ‘regenerative’ approach to farming that aims to produce food which is good for the animal, good for the land and good for the… Read more »

Council knocks back proposed broiler farm in Victoria's south-east

A small south-east Victorian community celebrates the local council’s decision to knock back a proposed 400,000 bird broiler farm, but the applicant could lodge an appeal. Source: ABC Livestock Council knocks back proposed broiler farm in Victoria’s south-east

Truck spills thousands of chickens onto motorway

Firefighters scramble to round up thousands of birds blocking a major road following a truck crash near the Austrian city of Linz. Source: ABC Livestock Truck spills thousands of chickens onto motorway

Former grazier turns to free-range egg production

A former grazier turned free-range egg producer says his fledgling business is booming as consumers become more conscious of how their food is produced. Source: ABC Livestock Former grazier turns to free-range egg production

2017 Wyandottes Queensland Annual State Championships

Entrants from near and far (including WA, northern NSW and Charters Towers) came to the Nanango Showgrounds on the 27th May to compete in this year’s Wyandottes Queensland Annual State Championship Show. The Wyandotte breed originates in North America and is named after a native American Indian tribe. They are very eye catching birds and can lay… Read more »

Throw some turkey bacon on the barbie

A South Australian free-range turkey farmer moves into speciality products including pepperoni, bacon and chorizo. Source: ABC Livestock Throw some turkey bacon on the barbie

Why does Yolk colour vary?

Consumers link egg quality to yolk colour. Depending on the nutrition of the laying hen, yolk colour can vary from a very pale yellow to deep orange. Pigments are transferred directly from the diet to the forming egg yolks in the ovaries. Hens fed diets based on wheat, barley, sorghum or other non-pigmented grains will… Read more »

Metre-tall chicken shines light on lesser-known breed

A giant chicken becomes an internet sensation after confused video watchers believe it is a person in a chicken costume. Source: ABC Livestock Metre-tall chicken shines light on lesser-known breed