Poultry production is an innovative and high technology sector producing mainly chicken meat and eggs. The mix of privately owned and corporate businesses provides extensive career paths.
Chicken meat production is a complex and technologically advanced system seeking continual improvement in genetic material, and nutrition and husbandry techniques. Today's poultry are the product of complex, scientifically based programs aimed at producing more meat or eggs while consuming less feed.
The sector needs competent and skilled people including poultry hands, hatchery attendants and chicken sexers. Supervisors and managers are required to run egg farms, hatcheries, broiler farms and 'contract growing' establishments.