Chicken is a domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the Red Jungle Fowl. As one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, and with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003, there are more chickens in the world than any other bird. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs. More than 50 billion chickens are reared annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs. Chickens farmed for meat are called broiler chickens, whilst those farmed for eggs are called egg-laying hens. In total, the UK alone consumes over 29 million eggs per day. Some hens can produce over 300 eggs a year. Chickens will naturally live for 6 or more years, but broiler chickens typically take less than six weeks to reach slaughter size. For laying hens, they are slaughtered after about 12 months, when the hens' productivity starts to decline. Opponents of intensive farming argue that it harms the environment, creates human health risks and is inhumane. Advocates of intensive farming say that their highly efficient systems save land and food resources due to increased productivity, stating that the animals are looked after in state-of-the-art environmentally controlled facilities. The meat of the chicken, also called "chicken", is a type of poultry meat. Because of its relatively low cost, chicken is one of the most used meats in the world. Nearly all parts of the bird can be used for food, and the meat can be cooked in many different ways.
Gensisga is part of the Leavesley Group has grown into a diversified group of companies and operates through three divisions, such as trading, property and agriculture. We always have friendly staff on board to help you with enquiries you may have. The Leavesley Group has been a family owned trading company for 90 years. Whilst many assurance schemes just target specific areas applicable only to the enterprise that they are looking to assure, the Genesis QA scheme is different because it has a Whole Farm Module. This module applies to all members and covers aspects of farming that are common to all enterprises, health and safety, animal welfare, environmental.
Genesisqa welcome any questions that you have about our Chicken or if you want to require information about your order or place one. If you do have any enquiries or request any information about products that we sell then you can get in contact with us by calling on 01283 791400 or fax us on 01283 791500.