Story: Poultry industry

Champion layer

Champion layer

In 1960 a farm hen laid on average 164 eggs per year. This Barred Rock pullet, at the Wallaceville Poultry Unit, laid 283 eggs in 48 weeks in 1955–56.

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Reference: AANR 6329 60 A11670

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - Growth of the egg industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17297/champion-layer (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008