Food safety, poultry welfare and industry communications were headline discussions for the revised Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Chicken Meat Advisory Panel when they met on 21 August 2017.
These topics, together with antimicrobial stewardship and litter management, have been identified by the chicken meat industry as key focus areas for RD&E.
The first meeting of the new Chicken Meat Advisory Panel provided the opportunity to revisit current industry issues and discuss priorities moving forward.
RIRDC Program Manager, Research & Innovation, Michael Beer said the Chicken Meat Program is focused on increasing productivity and efficiency of production and has set its sights on a new direction.
“The Program has taken a major shift, with an increased focus on communicating research outcomes through the development of an industry extension program. This will improve the flow of information between RD&E and industry,” said Mr Beer.
Incoming Chair, Gary Millar, International Business Development Manager at Hubbard welcomed the incoming Advisory Panel and said he looks forward to growing the profile of the chicken meat industry.