Sunday, June 28, 2009

Broiler Production Video

For those unaware of how chickens destined for meat production are raised, this video is excellent. While egg farms have obstacles to overcome before they can be said to provide their birds with a pleasant life, broiler farms I believe provide high standards of care.

Broiler farms could improve the genetic profile of the birds so that there are less leg injuries, and the feed restrictions of the broiler breeders should be addressed. However, there are simply no financial incentives to do so. Consumers must exert a willingness to pay more for these improvements! If they could just overcome these two problems, I would give the broiler industry very high marks.