Focus on Chicken Meat Research and Development

  • Published: 8 Jul 2013

  • Author(s): RIRDC

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The Australian chicken meat industry has developed from a loose grouping of producers during the 1960s, when it was an off-shoot of egg production, to becoming an important growth industry with a projected production for 2013–2014 of 1.08 million tonnes. Australians today eat more chicken than any other meat, an average of about 45 kilograms per person annually.

Chicken meat research has led to rapid improvements in productivity within the industry. Much of the gain is attributable to improved genetics.