No Growth Promoting Hormones Used

NO growth promotant hormones are used in the New Zealand poultry industry. A New Zealand chicken’s diet consists of feed made mainly from wheat, maize, and soybean meal or...

Meat Chickens

Meat Chicks Eggs from the parents, which will become meat chickens, are collected twice daily, graded, then transported to company owned hatcheries. One parent female bird...

Parents

Home Sweet Home A breeding farm often contains three custom-designed poultry sheds, each having 1000m2 of floor space. The major poultry producing companies own their own breeding...

Grandparents

Quarantine Regulations Fertile breeding eggs are imported for hatching by the industry every 1-2 years by two major livestock breeding companies. Strict quarantine regulations...

Breeding Summary

Chicken meat comes from two main species of chicken – the Ross (from Scotland) and the Cobb (from the UK & the USA). New genetic lines are imported from overseas every...
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