Government to improve conditions for farm chickens

The Food and Agriculture Ministry has decided to earmark 40 million kroner to an initiative aimed at promoting chicken coops that pollute less and better the living conditions of animals in the poultry industry.

Dan Jørgensen, the minister of food and agriculture, who revealed his intent to better the living conditions for pigs last week, said that the chicken initiative showed that the government was serious about prioritising climate, environmental and animal welfare issues.

“They are all things that contribute to giving Danish food production an incredible reputation abroad, so I am pleased to give this handout to a poultry industry that is calling for more investment,” Jørgensen said in a press release.

READ MORE: Minister moves to better conditions on pig farms

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Farmers can apply for money for items such as heat exchangers, which can reduce energy consumption in chicken coops, and advanced computer systems that improve the climate and conditions for better poultry welfare.

“The projects show that animal welfare and environmental initiatives can easily go hand in hand with a good ability to compete,” Jørgensen said.

The minister expects that the 40 million kroner initiatives will generate hundreds of millions of kroner worth of investment for the industry when they are carried out.




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