The AgriFutures Chicken Meat Program, in consultation with the Chicken Meat RD&E Advisory Panel and a Chicken Industry Technical working group, is seeking to make a significant investment in a program of research to address nutrition, gut health and environment to address the overarching research question:
What aspects of broiler and broiler breeder nutrition will optimise gut health and the environment, both in-shed and external, to deliver a sustainable chicken meat production system with enhanced animal welfare?
The new approach calls for multi-disciplinary research teams to collaborate and deliver a three-year program of research, rather than individual projects, with the aim of producing outputs and outcomes that will help industry to deliver a sustainable chicken meat production system.
Via the Open Tender, proposals will be assessed by the AgriFutures Chicken Meat Advisory Panel, with AgriFutures funding one proposal. One consortium will be awarded the funding to undertake the program of research.
Applications are now open and will close 4 March 2021 at 12PM AEDT.
More information on the Open Tender is available here.