Animal health, welfare and well-being are given the highest priority by our producers within the systems we use. Stockmanship – the knowledgeable and skilful handling of hens that provides protection, comfort and respect for their needs – is the first standard set out in every poultry industry Code of Welfare. Our animal welfare standards are in fact rated as amongst the best in the world.

PIANZ works closely with MPI and the Government-appointed, independent body NAWAC (National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee) to review and develop new or enhanced standards as updated science-based research becomes available. We also regularly review animal welfare practises in our industry.

Our view is that healthy birds provide better returns for our producers and better products for consumers.

Another clear pass for NZ chicken

Regular testing programme again confirms no chemical residues found in NZ chicken As part of its regulatory role in ensuring food safety and good agricultural practices  in New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) conducts a number of residue monitoring programmes for the presence of agricultural compounfds, veterinary medicines and environmental contaminants in the full […]

Keeping NZ Free of Avian Diseases

New Zealand is the only country in the world that is free from the major avian diseases. Michael Brooks explains how this is achieved.