October 15, 2013

Britain is running out of space to farm chickens, warns poultry industry

So many shoppers are now ‘Buying British’ that the country is running out of space to produce enough UK-reared chickens. Ministers are being urged to speed up the planning process for new poultry farms, or face up to importing birds to keep up with demand. Andrew Large of the British Poultry Council told The Telegraphthat poultry is expected to account for more than half of our entire meat consumption next year, up from just over a third 20 years ago. We eat our way through 2.2 million chickens a day, with 70 per cent reared in the UK. Read More

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