New Zealand welfare practices for exported day-old chicks

Air transportation is considered to be the most humane and expedient method of transportation of day-old chicks over long distances. Producer companies undertake shipments with meticulous care, including careful attention to time management and preparation for each shipment. For instance, producer companies work collaboratively with airlines to meet or exceed the IATA (International Air Transport […]

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Chicken defies meat consumption trends

February 2018: Amid data showing that New Zealanders’ per capita consumption of meat is decreasing, chicken consumption is showing an opposite trend. Between 2006 and 2016, according to the most recent figures from OECD and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reports, New Zealanders’ red meat consumption dropped 25kg per capita. Lamb and mutton […]

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Whole Chicken Sizing Change 2017

March 2017: Over the next few months, the sizing system for whole fresh, frozen, stuffed and marinated chickens and hot-cooked chickens sold in New Zealand will change. All brands will change, some sooner than others. The sizing change allows chicken to be sold on the same basis as other meats. The printable poster and brochure below explain […]

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