RD&E related to odour is integral to addressing community concerns, reducing the potential for odour impacts and supporting sustainable growth of the chicken meat industry. By necessity, the industry is typically established on the urban fringe, which increases the potential for amenity impacts.
Odour RD&E has involved several research teams, including government agencies, universities, and consultancy businesses. The industry must now undertake the important tasks of broadly reviewing the overall knowledge that has been developed to date, taking stock of the achievements and challenges, and planning the path forward to address emerging and unresolved issues.
This project summarises the odour-related RD&E that has been supported by the Australian chicken meat industry (through AgriFutures Australia or the Poultry CRC) since 2005. It was funded by industry revenue, the Australian Government, and the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.