are approximately 15 million poultry in Scotland of which 4 million
comprise egg-producing hens and around 10 million chickens are
reared for meat production.
• 119,000 tonnes of chicken valued at over £87 million
are produced in Scotland.
• Scotland’s egg production is at a high. 853 million
eggs are produced with a value of over £30 million.
• UK egg production is worth around £550 million annually.
The egg and
poultry meat sectors are also committed to farm assurance through
the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC)’s Lion Code and
Assured Chicken Production. BEIC members have invested heavily
in promotion and provision on health issues to consumers.
A huge volume
of work has been undertaken by the egg industry, through the Red
Lion Scheme and others, to promote eggs as healthy, nutritious,
value-for-money and versatile.
To learn more
about the egg industry, visit www.britegg.co.uk
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