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Assessment welfare and carcass quality issues during transport (w/truck design)

This project assesses potential welfare and carcass quality issues during transport of broiler chickens and develops options for proof-of-concept truck modifications to address these issues. For potential welfare issues overseas studies indicate that temperature and distance transported are key variables with respect to overall transport-related mortality. Potential physical harm to carcass quality will be assessed by measuring acceleration in 3 dimensions to assess the risk of physical harm across a range of truck types. These data will be used to generate proof of concept design modifications to minimise harm.

Project date

12 Oct 2018-30 Mar 2020
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Principal investigator

Ian Johnston

Research organisations

EnviroAg Australia Pty Ltd

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

Focus areas

Industries

Sustainabilities

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