Study reveals problems in chicken meat production
Large-scale chicken meat farmers are losing almost 20 per cent of their potential earnings due to poor animal welfare practices, a study shows.
The report, Economics of high welfare broiler systems in Kenya by World Animal Protection shows that the losses come as a result of rejection, mortality and downgrade.
It revealed in 2017, approximately seven million broiler chickens were delivered to processing plants in the country, and of this number, about 1.18 per cent were rejected.
Most of the birds had ascites — bloated belly — the major causes of carcass condemnation. Other causes of rejection were emaciations and cadavers (delivered as dead). It further noted most chickens are housed in poorly constructed houses.
“The houses predisposes the birds to respiratory diseases, bruises and injury of the breast and thigh muscles while brooding in such poorly ventilated houses using charcoal burners leading to further losses from water belly disease,” said Dr Victor Yamo, a manager at World Animal Protection.
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