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