Biosecurity Manual for NZ Meat Chicken Growers

PIANZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries recently completed work on the above manual. It is the agreed standard between New Zealand meat chicken-growing companies and the...

Shed Ventilation

A common ventilation system in New Zealand is “cross ventilation”, where air is drawn into the shed by fans, circulated across the shed width-wise and drawn out of the...

Feed and Water

Feed lines and pans run the length of the shed and are supplied automatically by silos from outside. Water lines run the length of the shed, with drinkers at regular intervals....

Shed Housing

Breeder and meat chicken flocks are kept in sheds on a litter floor – contrary to popular belief, meat chickens are not housed in cages. Meat chickens are farmed in large...

Why is Poultry a Major Growth Industry

Industry-funded innovation in processing, in addition to sound marketing, have been factors in this sustainable growth. Increases in chicken consumption have been mainly in the...
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