Industry Guidelines on the use of Antibiotics in Poultry

Antibiotics are only used by our members to treat sick birds or prevent the spread of infection and can only be used on prescription from a vet. Our members use a spectrum of...

Growth Hormones are not used in NZ Poultry Industry

The use of growth hormones has been banned by our industry in New Zealand for more than 30 years and as far as our existing records indicate growth hormones have never been used in...

MYTH: Broiler (Meat) Chickens Are Kept In Cages

BUSTED: False It is a common but false perception that meat (broiler) chickens are grown in cages. The perception arises from the widespread use of cage farming to produce New...

MYTH: Chicken Meat comes from older Layer Hens

BUSTED: False One of the myths out there is that chicken meat comes from egg-laying hens (or layer hens, as seen above) when they come to the end of their laying cycle.  However,...

Misconceptions that egg on Many Myths

By Dr. Ravi Ravindran, Massey University. What are you having for dinner tonight?  There’s a good chance it’s chicken….”  The reputation of chicken...
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