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Australia’s Baiada Poultry to close plant in January

Queensland Chicken Growers’ Association blasts move, saying growers weren’t given any notification in advance of decision
Australian broiler company Baiada Poultry will close its plant in Ipswich, Queensland, in January 2018, a decision that is unpopular with the Queensland Chicken Growers Association (QCGA).
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Ingham’s year-end results exceed expectations

Poultry meat production expanded by 11.5 percent in volume, and 3.3 percent in value over the 2017 fiscal year
Australia and New Zealand’s largest poultry integrator, Ingham Group Limited, has achieved double-digit growth in poultry meat sales volume over the last year, and achieved significant improvements in efficiency within the business.
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New Zealand poultry sector refutes added-water claims

Commerce Commission receives complaint that so much water came out of chicken it was ‘almost impossible’ to cook in a pan
Allegations that poultry companies are pumping water into raw chicken products in order to make it heavier are not true, Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand (PIANZ) Executive Director Michael Brooks said.
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Why consumers buy cage-free eggs may surprise you

Consumers view free-range and cage-free eggs as more nutritious and safer and are less concerned by the hen’s welfare than may have been thought.
A small Australian survey has found that consumers that buy free-range eggs are not solely motivated by hen welfare, but see positive benefits accruing to themselves though buying "happy eggs."
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Tegel chairman James Ogden resigns

He had served New Zealand’s largest poultry company in that capacity for about a year
James Ogden has resigned from the chairmanship of New Zealand poultry company Tegel Group, effective immediately.
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