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28 October 2015| United Kingdom

Scottish chicken numbers fall sharply

The number of chickens in Scotland has fallen sharply following the closure of several large poultry producers late last year, according to the latest agricultural census.

Government statisticians said the total poultry flock fell by 11% over the past year, to just over 13 million.

The broiler sector was hit hardest, with numbers falling by 27% to 5.7 million birds

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