Updating the National Meat Chicken EMS
Project code: PRJ-005765
Project stage: Closed
Project start date: Monday, September 20, 2010
Project completion date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011
National Priority: CME-Priority 1-Improving environmental sustainability outcomes
The RIRDC Chicken Meat Program would like to update the National EMS to include more information of monitoring water and energy use with the aim of improving efficiency. This project will update the current National EMS manual and associated training materials to enable trained facilitators to run workshops with meat chicken producers enabling them to produce or update their own EMS manual for their property. Factsheets on water and energy use efficiency on meat chicken farms will also be developed to assist in educating producers and the wider industry on improving these areas of management.
The main objectives of this project are:
• Update the existing EMS to cover new additional environmental issues that are facing the meat chicken industry including quantifying their water and energy useage and potential nutrient losses into waterways.
• Update the associated workshop training materials to rollout the updated EMS to producers.
• Develop factsheets on energy and water use in the chicken meat industry to increase the broader awareness of these issues.