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1035: Poultry Production

This report is taken from ‘Poultry Production in England 2008/ 2009’ by Richard Crane, Ross Davenport and Rod Vaughan for the Farm Business Survey

Year of Publication2010

The poultry industry grew by 42% between 1990 and 2004 largely due to increases in meat production but bird numbers have decreased since across both egg and meat systems. Battery cages are to be banned in 2012 and new legislation for meat poultry housing will be introduced in June 2010 which reduces maximum stocking densities. The price of eggs rose but that of poultry meat fell between 2008 and 2009. Gross margins for meat production rose but egg margins were similar to the previous year

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