POULTRYMEAT production showed steady growth in the EU last year. Both broiler and poult placings were up by almost 3%.
Broiler expansion was pretty consistent across the board, apart from in the Netherlands where growth stumbled. Italy made little progress, where things are currently in a fairly dire condition.
Turkey growth was quite uneven across the Community and it was mainly the juggernaut of the French industry that drove things forward, plus a marked show of confidence in Germany.
For this and other stories, see Poultry World, 1 May-4 June, 1998