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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:43 pm 
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Prime Pekin
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Stocking density will be 10, 000 birds per hectare.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:57 am 
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The large operators have always wanted to own the term "free range" for its feel-good effect on consumers.
If I had chooks stocked at one per square metre of bare ground I would feel dishonest selling eggs as "free range".
Smaller commercial producers who make the effort to rotate poultry on pasture are disadvantaged by the decision.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:00 pm 
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And here I am worried that ours have enough room.
That's not exactly free range, is it? Basically just a step up from cages in terms of room.


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