1.The world’s most popular meat is chicken, and New Zealanders are eating more of it than ever before, says Velmurugu (Ravi) Ravindran, a poultry production lecturer and poultry nutrition expert from Massey University.
2.Chicken overtook beef as the country’s most popular meat several years ago.
3.Poultry production falls into two major categories: meat production, mainly from meat chickens, but also including meat from ducks, turkeys and game birds; and egg production, from laying hens.
4.“The broilers are only five or six weeks old when they are processed. They are fast-growing and require feeds with high levels of protein and energy.”