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Poultry CRC: the Leading Global Research Body

by 5m Editor
4 July 2008, at 9:27a.m.

AUSTRALIA - This years prestigious Poultry Science Association award has gone to Australia's Poultry Cooperative Research Centre. The award, handed out at the 2008 World's Poultry Congress in Brisbane earlier today, makes Poultry CRC the leading poultry research body in the world.

According to Stock and Land Poultry CRC chief executive, Professor Mingan Choct, who accepted the award said: "This is a very satisfying award to receive, particularly at this point in the CRC's lifecycle, with a lot of people working very hard in the last five years to achieve practical outcomes for the Australian poultry industries," Professor Choct said.

Established in 2003, the Armidale-based Poultry CRC involves researchers, educators and support staff from 23 participating organisations.

The Centre's wide-ranging research programs, which focus on sustainability for the egg and chicken meat industries, make it a stand out contributor to world poultry research.

For example, in 2007 a Poultry CRC PhD student overturned a 30-year dogma that alpha-toxin caused necrotic enteritis, a disease that costs the global poultry industries an estimated $US 2 billion annually.

View the Stock and Land story by clicking here.

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