Poultry News from Oceania

New $650,000 breeding shed opens in Qalitu

  Last Updated: Saturday 5th of February 2011 02:36:00 AM +0800HKT

Fiji poultry producers Rooster Poultry opened a new breeding shed in Qalitu near Lautoka yesterday which will add 630,000 much-needed chickens to the local market by June this year.

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Institute plans Fiji's largest chicken farm

  Last Updated: Thursday 3rd of February 2011 02:43:00 AM +0800HKT

The Navuso Agriculture Institute is aiming to build the biggest chicken farm in Fiji within the next three years.

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KGA aims to improve poultry skills in the Solomon Islands

  Last Updated: Thursday 9th of December 2010 08:41:00 PM +0800HKT

Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) had been trying to work with the grassroots rural people to help them improve, food security, self-reliance and sustainable livelihood.

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Ban on battery hans lagging after swine ban

  Last Updated: Sunday 5th of December 2010 07:07:00 PM +0800HKT

Sow crates are going but life for our more than three million battery hens doesn't look like improving any time soon. Battery cages are banned in Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands as the European Union moves to `enriched cages', but Germany is to ban even those. New Zealand standards are lagging behind. Sarah Harvey takes a look at barn egg farming.

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Jewish spokesman defends kosher poultry killing

  Last Updated: Tuesday 30th of November 2010 06:46:00 AM +0800HKT

A spokesperson for the New Zealand Jewish community has defended the practice of shechita, saying the country has a double-standard when it comes to the killing of animals.

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