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Poultry industry technical and biological research programme 1978/79



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PRIMARY INDUSTRY' MEDIA RELEASE

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRY THE RT. HON. IAN SINCLAIR M.P.

CANBERRA

6 J u l y , 1978.

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POULTRY RESEARCH 19 78/79

The M i n i s t e r f o r P r i m a r y I n d u s t r y , Mr. I a n S i n c l a i r , t o d a y

a n n o u n c e d a program m e o f t e c h n i c a l and b i o l o g i c a l r e s e a r c h '

f o r t h e p o u l t r y i n d u s t r y f o r 1 9 7 8 /7 9 .

The program m e i s d i r e c t e d m a in ly t o r e s e a r c h i n g t h e h e a l t h

and n u t r i t i o n a l p r o b le m s o f l a y i n g h e n s b u t i t a l s o p r o v i d e s

f o r s t u d i e s i n t o ways o f i n c r e a s i n g p r o d u c t i v i t y and e f f i c i e n c y

a nd t o im p ro v e m e n ts i n t h e q u a l i t y o f e g g s a nd e g g p r o d u c t s .

Some 27 i n d i v i d u a l p r o j e c t s a r e i n v o l v e d a n d a r e t o b e c a r r i e d

o u t by e g g m a r k e t i n g b o a r d s , S t a t e D e p a r tm e n ts o f A g r i c u l t u r e ,

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r e s e a r c h e r s .

Mew p r o j e c t s t o b e s u p p o r t e d i n c l u d e i n v e s t i g a t i o n s i n t o s t r e s s

i n l a y i n g h e n s , f a t t y l i v e r sy n d ro m e , n e p h r i t i s , a nd t h e

d e t e c t i o n o f s a l m o n e l l a s i n e g g p r o d u c t s .

Mr. S i n c l a i r s a i d t h e programme h a d b e e n recom mended by t h e

C o u n c i l o f Egg M a r k e t i n g A u t h o r i t i e s o f A u s t r a l i a , a c t i n g on

t h e a d v i c e o f t h e P o u l t r y R e s e a r c h A d v i s o r y C o m m itte e , and i s

e s t i m a t e d t o c o s t $ 2 6 0 ,0 0 0 w h ic h w o u ld b e fu n d e d j o i n t l y by

t h e Commonwealth a nd t h e i n d u s t r y . ' .