Detection of avian influenza at related site
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Australian Eggs is continuing to work with authorities in responding to a further detection of avian influenza at a commercial egg farm located in the ACT which has commercial links to the first impacted property in NSW. Testing has confirmed the presence of the H7N8 strain of avian influenza, the same strain as identified in the Hawkesbury region.    Overall, there has been one case of avian influenza detected in the ACT, two cases in New South Wales and 8 cases in Victoria with the egg, duck meat and chicken meat industries being impacted.    “The impact of avian influenz ..read more
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Early detection remains the key for avian influenza outbreak
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Australian Eggs is continuing to work with NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and Agriculture Victoria in responding to avian influenza detections in defined areas of New South Wales and Victoria.   There was a second detection of avian influenza over the weekend at a chicken meat facility and importantly, this was within the Restricted Area surrounding the first impacted property. Overall, there has been two cases of avian influenza in poultry farms in New South Wales and 7 in Victoria with the egg, duck meat and chicken meat industries being impacted.   “The impact of a ..read more
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Early detection of avian influenza in NSW
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Australian Eggs is supporting NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) in responding to a detection of avian influenza on an egg producing farm in Greater Sydney Basin, New South Wales. Testing has confirmed the presence of the H7N8 strain of avian influenza which is different to the strain detected in Victoria in recent weeks. The infected premises is now under quarantine. Steps to eradicate this virus have commenced along with a program of testing and tracing to monitor potential spread. The confirmation of a separate strain of AI to recent Victorian cases suggests that the probable so ..read more
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Egg consumers shouldn’t flip out over purchase limits
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Australian Eggs is aware of reports of purchase limits being introduced on egg cartons by a major retailer. While the egg industry is continuing to work with authorities to eradicate avian influenza in Victoria, consumers can be assured that there are still hundreds of egg farms around the country collecting, packing and shipping eggs each day to maintain supply while the impacted farms recover. “These avian influenza incidents will cause some disruption to egg supply as retailers reorganise their supply but purchase limits or patchy supermarket shelves do not indicate a nation-wide shortage ..read more
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Egg industry digs deep to eradicate avian influenza
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The egg industry is continuing to work with authorities to eradicate avian influenza in Victoria with additional sites now having been identified within the Control Area around the initial impacted property.   Agriculture Victoria has introduced movement restrictions for all impacted sites and testing is ongoing in surrounding areas to identify infections as early as possible as the threat of wild bird populations remains.   “The entire industry is on high alert and there’s a big operation underway with authorities and egg farms working to address these incidents and minimise ongoi ..read more
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Further steps to reduce risk of avian influenza in Victoria
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The egg industry is adopting additional measures to prevent the spread of avian influenza in Victoria with a housing order for poultry being implemented by Agriculture Victoria.  The housing order applies to the Control Areas that have been established around the impacted egg farms in Meredith and Terang and will ensure that poultry is protected from possible contamination in range areas.  The housing order is in addition to the movement controls for the Restricted and Control Areas currently in place.  These controls assist with containment and tracing of the virus to prevent f ..read more
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Steps taken to contain avian influenza in Victoria
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Australian Eggs is aware of media reports of the detection of avian influenza (AI) on an egg farm in Victoria.  Testing is ongoing to determine the type of AI but it does not appear to be the H5N1 strain that has been the subject of recent outbreaks in other countries.  Agriculture Victoria has been investigating the incident and the farm has been quarantined with movement controls introduced to prevent further spread. Avian influenza, otherwise known as ‘bird flu’ or ‘AI’, is a type of influenza virus that can cause high numbers of deaths in birds and can be spread through wild bird ..read more
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New emission calculator to help Australian egg farmers reduce their carbon footprint
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The new emissions calculator will help producers understand their baseline carbon footprint and GHG emissions to help them reduce environmental impacts 18.9-million eggs are consumed across Australia every day The Australian egg industry already has the lowest carbon footprint of any animal-based protein Almost 70% of Australians agree that the industry has a lower impact on the environment than other industries Australian egg farmers will now be able to assess their on-farm carbon emissions, and explore alternate reduction pathways with a new emissions calculator launched by leading researc ..read more
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Australian's love for eggs cracks a new milestone: Aussies are eating more eggs than ever before
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18.9 million eggs are consumed in Australia each day World Egg Day takes place 13 October 2023 New research reveals Australians feel dinnertime pressure Eggs, the original superfood, has cracked a new milestone with 18.9 million eggs consumed in Australia every day. This equates to a total of 6.9 billion eggs consumed this past year*. The new data has been released to mark World Egg Day, an opportunity to celebrate the humble egg. Versatile and convenient, eggs contain 13 essential vitamins, nutrients, plus they are a filling and affordable source of protein for families. Aussie eating habit ..read more
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Women of the egg industry
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To help recognise the achievements and contributions of women in the egg industry,  Australian Eggs asked a few familiar faces from around the country to share their experiences of working in our industry.  Danyel Cucinotta – Victorian Farmers Federation and LT’s Egg Farm In early December 2020, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) elected the first female leadership duo to their organisation since its conception over 40 years ago.  VFF members elected Emma Germano as president and Danyel Cucinotta, generational Victorian caged-egg farmer in Werribee as the vice-pre ..read more
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