Poultry farming in Austria

Chickens brown
Photo: AMA

Poultry keeping is a highly specialised type of business. On approximately 71,000 holdings about 12.4 million animals are kept.

Every year, some 121,500 tonnes of poultry meat and more than 1.6 billion eggs are produced with a growing trend towards barn and free-range environments.

The degree of self-sufficiency for poultry is presently about 70%.