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Lachlan Green

Nuffield Australia 2016 Scholarship winner

Lachlan Green, from Lake Fyans in Victoria’s Grampians Mountains, received a Nuffield Scholarship supported by the Australian Egg Corporation Ltd. He studied reducing stress in hens. He also focused comprehensively on food safety surrounding eggs.

Lachlan oversees the Green Eggs free range egg business on his family’s 1450 hectare farm, which also produces beef, lamb, wool and hay. The egg enterprise consists of 36,000 free range hens producing 210,000 eggs per week, which are graded, packed and supplied to restaurants, cafes and farmers’ markets across Melbourne and wider Victoria.

According to Lachlan, in a free range egg production system it can be challenging to manage food safety, in addition to reducing hen stress from natural, social or physical issues.

“If not managed, hen stress can lead to feather pecking, declining health, higher mortalities, increased shedding of Salmonella and/or reduced egg production and quality,” he says.

“There has been a lack of information for farmers and related industries about its causes, management and prevention techniques.

In addition, a major focus of his research has been to investigate what the industry can do to increase the safety of eggs and how to educate the consumers to help reduce the rise in food poisoning outbreaks relating to eggs and egg products.

Lachlan completed his research in Europe, the UK and the USA.


Location: Lake Fyans, Victoria
Mobile: 0427 029 109
Scholarship report: click to view
Returning Scholar presentation: watch video
Scholarship profile:
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Lachlan Green was supported by:

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