The cost and returns of slower-growing broilers

Hubbard JA757 perching at four weeks old

FARMERS who switch from rearing conventional broilers to slower-growing or organic report broadly similar returns, a new analysis of the Dutch poultry sector has revealed.

But in 2017, the year the research was undertaken, those producing one tier of slower-grown breeds did achieve annual incomes just over 10% higher, it suggests.

The Netherlands has one of the most established markets in the world for poultrymeat produced by birds stocked at lower densities or with slower genetics, making it a good case stu...

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