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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Advisory Service

The Department of Agriculture has field officers (poultry instructors) stationed in both islands at centres of heaviest poultry production, and advice is available to commercial poultry producers on all aspects of poultry husbandry and disease control. In addition, the Department has a poultry unit at which practical problems of poultry farming such as feeding, management, and breeding, are studied. The information obtained is made available to the poultry industry.