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Poultry Meat the Clear Winner

POULTRY MEAT THE CLEAR WINNER IN ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT STUDY

A major carbon footprint study in the UK comparing environmental burdens and resource use in production of beef, sheep meat, poultry meat, eggs and milk, has declared poultry meat the clear winner.

The Cranfield University study found that poultry production, in particular conventionally produced chicken (which in Australia represents the overwhelming majority of chicken sold), is the most environmentally efficient meat, followed by pork and at some considerable distance sheep meat and beef. Chicken’s efficiency in converting its feed into meat plays a big part. This efficiency has been achieved through traditional breeding over dozens of generations and through better matching of feed to the birds’ dietary needs at each stage of their development. 

Access the full Media Release in  PDF format by clicking in the file name below.
Date : 02/05/2008 ACMF Media Release on the Environmental Footprint of Chicken Meat (65 KB)

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