Chicken Under WTO Spotlight

by 5m Editor
29 August 2006, at 10:23am

RUSSIA - Thousands of tiny chicks scampered around under the green lights of their glassed-in pen.

Thanks to technological advances, a worker can single-handedly care for up to 85,000 chicks, said Igor Lukashov, the chief veterinarian of Domodedovo, Mosselprom's newest poultry farm.

"The green light relaxes them. Birds can get very stressed out," Lukashov said, gesturing toward 10 day-old chicks in one of 12 buildings that make up the farm in the town of Domodedovo, some 55 kilometers south of Moscow.

U.S. poultry producers are also feeling tense these days. Their biggest export market is Russia, but sales might drop if the United States refuses to sign off on Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization.

Source: The Moscow Times

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