By Ruth Harrison
A reprint of a publication initially released in 1964, with new contributions environment a latest context. the unique publication is constituted of 10 chapters overlaying and describing the tools of extensive farming of chicken and farm animals throughout the Sixties. It used to be aimed toward growing information in regards to the creation of animals below man made and destructive stipulations that succeed in factory-like installations. concentration is given on broiler chickens, chook packing stations, battery birds, veal calves, foundation of caliber, volume as opposed to caliber and animal cruelty and laws. on hand In Print
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The group would handle 500,000 broiler chickens every week at its own processing plants. Eighty per cent of the broiler chickens eaten in Britain would come from broiler breeding stock supplied by Ross. Said Mr Ross: ‘The acquisition of Fairbairn-Chunky will develop to a fine degree Ross Group integration in the poultry industry. ’ The take-over adds Fairbairn-Chunky breeding farms in Cumberland and Scotland to those of Sterling Poultry Products, bought last year for £3,700,000. But in February, Sterling had bought up Spinks of Easingwold, a 50-year-old family firm of breeders.
Poultry World (26th July 1962) reported a talk given by Mrs K. M. , Veterinary Division, in which she stressed again the importance of good management in broiler breeding and pointed out that in the adverse conditions under which the birds were reared it was touch and go as to whether the venture could at any time be successful: Mrs Smith emphasised the point that although the grower had to keep his birds close on the floor and feed them forcing types of food in order to get results, such factors could lead to stress unless management was of the highest order.
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Animal machines by Ruth Harrison