Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre has won the World’s Poultry Science Association’s Education Award 2012, recognizing its effort in outreach activities. Poultry research center CEO, Professor Mingan Choct, accepted the award at the 2012 World’s Poultry Congress in Brazil.

The Education Program of the Poultry research center has resulted in a major contribution to poultry-related education and training by targeting four key areas: university, vocational education training, school and public education. The Cooperative Research Centre aims to train personnel at all levels, providing skills and enthusiasm for the poultry industry.


“This is poultry’s equivalent to an Olympic gold medal, as it happens once in four years and only one award is given out in education," said Choct. "As a nation accounting for less than 1 percent of global poultry production, we are very honored and proud to receive this award.”