Humane slaughter practices by PIANZ

As an agricultural industry whose standards of animal welfare and stockmanship are world-leading*, PIANZ members are proactive in ensuring that the practices they follow during the...

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...
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