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'Poultry house, Challicum', 1851

This is a watercolour by Duncan Cooper that depicts the poultry house at Challicum, a sheep run west of Ballarat in western Victoria. Two of the Djapwurrong people (the Indigenous inhabitants of this region) are shown sitting by a smoking fire next to a temporary bark shelter. Various chickens are also shown pecking in ...

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Super Flu - Race Against a Killer, 2005: Avian flu in Hong Kong

This clip shows how it was established that an outbreak of avian (bird) influenza in Hong Kong in 1997 crossed over into the human population and resulted in the death of, among others, the 3-year-old boy depicted here. It includes a representation of the hospitalisation of the boy and footage of dead and dying poultry. ...

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ACMF: Industry facts and figures

This resource is a web page providing data on the Australian chicken meat industry in the form of dynamically generated graphs that allow the user to read the exact figures for any data point. The graphs include chicken meat production in terms of number of birds and tonnage of meat; per capita consumption of chicken, beef, ...

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ACMF: Location of farms and processing plants

This resource is a web page providing information about the location of chicken meat farms and processing plants in Australia. It includes a map of the major chicken meat producing regions of Australia and a table and pie charts showing the distribution of chicken meat production across the six states. The resource describes ...

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ACMF: Farm visit

This resource is a web page providing information about commercial chicken meat farming in Australia. It explains that meat chickens are not raised in cages but are kept in large barns, and provides a link to further information on the different farming systems used in growing meat chickens. The resource features a film ...

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ACMF: Environmental impacts of chicken production

This resource is a web page providing information about the environmental impacts of commercial chicken production in Australia. It includes three film clips narrated by an agricultural scientist who explains the concepts of life cycle assessment and environmental footprint. The resource looks briefly at the different ways ...

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ACMF: Effects of selective breeding

This resource is a web page providing information about an experiment on the growth rate of different chicken breeds carried out by students at James Ruse Agricultural High School in NSW, which shows the influence of selective breeding on chicken weight. It includes a side-by-side column graph comparing the weight of egg ...

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ACMF: Chicken and the environment

This resource is a web page that provides information about the environmental impacts of commercial poultry meat production and describes related research and development projects in environmental sustainability. The resource compares the environmental effects of chicken meat production with pork, beef and lamb production ...

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ACMF: Introduction and statistics video

This resource is a web page providing a video overview of the chicken meat industry, including consumption patterns over past decades and a wide range of facts and figures on the industry. Topics covered include a comparison of meat and egg chicken breeds, the reasons the average Australian is consuming much more chicken ...

Teacher resource

How do you like your eggs?

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of inquiry relating to egg production systems used by egg farmers in Australia. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a research task about the egg production systems and the management techniques used to produce eggs, the claims associated with ...

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Sustainably and ethically produced and labelled eggs matter!

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of inquiry relating to egg production, labelling and marketing in Australia. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a research task about production systems used to produce eggs, the claims associated with each production system and the labelling ...