Queensland lifts free range chook stocking rate – ABC Rural Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Queensland free range egg producers can now stock up to 10,000 birds per hectare if they meet a number of welfare conditions.The previous limit had been 1,500 laying hens per hectare, an area roughly the size of a rugby field.Biosecurity Queensland says the change will allow the state’s farmers to compete fairly in the national marketplace where other states already allowed for increased stocking densities.

via Queensland lifts free range chook stocking rate – ABC Rural Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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