This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Research Done and Actions to be Taken on Fast-Growing Broiler Breeds'.

Security Classification - None 
23 March 2020 
Rebecca Ong 
[FYI request #12296 email] 
Dear Rebecca Ong 
Thank you for your email of 24 February 2020 requesting information relating to fast-
growing broiler breeds. You specifically requested the following: 
I would like to make a request regarding the research you've done regarding the 
detrimental effects of using fast-growing broiler breeds on meat chicken health and 
welfare, including what scientific literature you've reviewed in relation to this topic. I would 
also like to know what actions MPI plan to take on the issue of fast-growing broiler breeds 
and if MPI plans to take no action, then why they are taking no action? 
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will not be able to respond within the 
timeframe set out in the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) because consultation 
necessary to make a decision on your request is such that a proper response cannot 
reasonably be made within the normal 20 working day time limit. 
MPI will reply to your request by no later than 17 April 2020, earlier if possible. 
You have the right under section 28(3) of the OIA to seek an investigation and review 
by the Ombudsman of our decision to extend the time limit for responding to your 
Yours sincerely 
Michelle Morehu 
Director Government Services 
Public Affairs 
Government Services 
Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen Street 
Wellington 6140, New Zealand