Chicken – a New Zealand favourite
Chicken is an extremely popular meat – often the first choice for New Zealand consumers. Between us, we eat around 37.5kg of chicken every year – that’s around 20 chickens per person, per year.
To meet demand, the poultry industry has 180 farms around the country, employing 3500 people. There is a government mandated code of welfare and our high standards of training, stockmanship and systems mean NZ chicken is in high demand around the world. In fact, we are often described as the best place in the world to grow chickens, as our temperate climate, advanced systems and disease-free status produces tasty chickens for the table.