PIANZ represents the interests of more than 99% of the poultry processors in New Zealand, most notably the four largest companies, Tegel, Inghams, Brinks and Turks.
The New Zealand meat chicken industry is modern, highly efficient and vertically integrated, with the chain of production from hatcheries, chicken farms and processing plants largely owned by the major companies. Some companies also own and operate large feed mills. New Zealand meat chicken companies also sell and export their products under individual brands. Meat chicken farmers typically work for companies on a contract management basis.