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Australian Eggs is a member owned not-for-profit company providing marketing and research & development (R&D) services for the benefit of Australian egg farmers. Working together with the egg industry and the Australian Government, Australian Eggs strives to eliver value to industry and the public by investing in programs that increase consumption and ensure industry sustainability.

All known Australian egg farmers are serviced by Australian Eggs, irrespective of their size, location or farming system. Australian Eggs is funded through statutory levies, collected under the Egg Industry Service Provision Act and Australian government funds for the purposes of approved R&D. The funds distributed to Australian Eggs are invested in R&D and marketing programs and activities. The Australian Government contributes 50 cents for every dollar Australian Eggs spends on approved R&D.

Levy payers have the opportunity to become members and participate in decisions by attending general meetings and electing directors. Australia’s Rural Research and development Corporations (RDCs) model is a unique partnership between industry and government that aims to drive economic and sustainability improvements across the primary industries. Australian Eggs is one of 15 RDCs.

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Largest worldwide study of animal gut health now completed

The ‘Study of gut microbiota of laying hens from different production systems’ or simply, the ‘gut health’ project has recently been completed. To our knowledge, this is the most detailed and thorough study of the gut microbiota ever undertaken in any animal species.

 

This research recognised the importance of gut microbiota in the productivity of layer flocks and provided comprehensive information on the typical baseline composition of gut microbiota in healthy layer hens in cage, barn, and free range production systems.

 

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Resilient plants on the range

Plants (ground cover and trees) grown on free range layer farms provide a vital role by enriching the outdoor range and creating an attractive area for hens to go outdoors and explore. However, specific information on what to grow and how to go about sowing pastures and planting trees/shrubs is not easy to find for free range egg farmers, with material spread across many and varied sources.

 

Therefore, the main aim of the project was to consolidate agronomic information on the how and what to plant while also taking into consideration the main climatic zones of Australia.

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Brett Langfield estimates the solar panels at his property at Young have cut 30 per cent off his electricity bill.(ABC Rural: Tim Fookes)
Carbon credits

Australian farmers urged to improve their carbon credentials by switching to solar energy

Australian Eggs is on a mission to continue to drive farmers towards carbon neutrality by delivering research and tools that will enable farmers to take more steps towards a sustainable future for Australian agriculture. Off the back of this, Australian Eggs has recently developed a solar calculator tool to show the economic and sustainable benefits of solar.

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Commercial opportunities

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Multiple industries

Egg gender determination technology

Opportunity for

  • Equipment manufacturers interested in new product lines
  • Equipment distributors interested in new product lines
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    Australian Eggs

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest

  • Readiness
    Early (TRL 1-4)
    Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.

Research projects

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In-ovo egg gender determination

The aim of the In-ovo chicken egg gender determination project is to investigate the optical methodology to differentiate gender of …
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    Australian Eggs

  • Start date

    1 Jan 2020

  • Research organisation

    The University of Melbourne

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Traceability for the Egg Industry

The project comprises an extension program to build an understanding of the benefits of traceability systems and new technology available …
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    Australian Eggs

  • Start date

    1 Jan 2021

  • Research organisation

    Australian Eggs

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Development of practical measures of hen welfare

The aim of the project is to develop a reliable and repeatable methodology for the prediction of animal welfare for …
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    Australian Eggs

  • Start date

    1 Jan 2018

  • Research organisation

    Deakin University

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