“The concentrated nature of the competitively placed chicken meat industry facilitates the adoption of research findings, so long as they provide commercial dividends. What is so encouraging for research providers is that the industry has the wit, intelligence and good sense to embrace discoveries and new technology.”

The Hon John Kerin AM
Chair, Poultry CRC Board and former Minister for Primary Industries and Energy 1983–91

4.1 From production to consumption - Overview

The table below outlines the production and utilisation of chicken meat in Australia during the last calendar year.

Slaughterings 512.2 million meat chickensa
Production 934.4 kta
Average dressed weight 1.82 kgb
Exports 24.7 ktc
Total consumption 909.7b
Source: a ABS (2011), b ACMF calculation (calculation based on the preceding figures), c ABS customised report for ACMF, 2011

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