Hunter chicken industry under threat as Steggles owner Baiada weighs up closing Beresfield poultry processing plant

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
February 22 2022 - 9:00pm
The entrance to the Baiada poultry plant at Beresfield and, inset, an extract from the company letter to contracted farmers.

One arm of the NSW chicken industry is in danger of being wiped out as poultry giant Baiada weighs up whether to close its Beresfield meat processing plant.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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