Summary and Implications
Organic and free range broiler meat has become increasingly available to consumers. Conventional broiler meat dominates the market by volume but organic and free range alternatives are beginning to gain popularity due to consumers’ perception of environmentally friendly production methods and perceived enhanced meat quality characteristics. Due to large price differences between organic, free-range and conventional broiler meat, it is essential to compare the types on the basis of relative value. The objective of this survey was to investigate qualitative and quantitative properties of meat from organic, free range, and conventional broilers as marketed to the general consumer.
Iowa State University
Husak, Ryan and Sebranek, Joseph G.
"A Survey of Commercially Available Broilers Originating from
Organic, Free-range, and Conventional Production Systems for
Meat Yield, Composition, and Relative Value ,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 653, ASL R2222.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol653/iss1/48