Posts tagged "Poultry Industry Association"

Chicken prices shrink as industry grows

[3 August/Stuff] Chicken prices are decreasing with the expansion of the poultry industry. According to Statistics New Zealand, prices fell 8.5 percent in the last 12 months. A Woolworths NZ Spokeswoman said there were a number of factors that influenced food prices. She added simple demand and supply was one factor driving the trend in...

Poultry suppliers quash claim of added water

[15August/Business Day] Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand Executive Director, Michael Brooks, is adamant that poultry suppliers are not pumping raw chicken with water to make it heavier following a complaint to the Commerce Commission by a home cook about the amount of water which came from his Countdown bought chicken. Mr Brookes said if...

Poultry industry hails potential to avoid male chick cull

[Business Day/ 12 June] The New Zealand poultry industry is observing the development of new technologies which could eliminate the need to cull up to 3 million male chicks in the layer hen sector a year.  The layer chickens are the wrong breed for eating meaning the male chicks are killed when they are a...

Chicken farmers ‘losing business’ over velvetleaf claims

 [20 May/ Radio NZ Rural] Poultry Industry Association Executive Director, Michael Brooks said poultry farmers and chicken litter companies were losing business because of claims that chicken feed was spreading the velvetleaf weed. A Federated Farmers representative said velvetleaf was popping up where chicken litter had just been spread, suggesting imported chicken feed was responsible...

Illegal birds’ nests ‘could devastate poultry industry’

[4 August/ Radio NZ Rural] The Poultry Industry Association has praised the prosecution of a man who tried to import 68 swiftlet birds’ nests from Malaysia. Poultry Industry Association Chief Executive, Michael Brooks said avian diseases, related to the nests, have been devastating for poultry farms across the world and were currently not present in...