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Baiada Chief States Facts on Broiler Production

by 5m Editor
15 March 2010, at 11:01am

AUSTRALIA - Launching a new marketing campaign for the Steggles brand, Baiada's managing director is speaking publicly for the first time, giving the facts on how chicken is produced.

Eight months after it acquired rival poultry company Bartter Enterprises, Baiada Group has launched the first advertising campaign for the former's Steggles brand in 15 years and is preparing to phase out the Baiada brand, according to Australian Financial Review.

The Land reports John Camilleri, managing director of the privately owned Baiada, saying the $8 million marketing push for Steggles – which includes television and print ads, new packaging, new livery for Steggles delivery trucks and sponsorship of the Sydney Roosters rugby league team – was designed to boost sales and "address the myths about chicken".

"There are a lot of fallacies about the poultry industry," Mr Camilleri said in the first media interview a Baiada executive had given since the company was established by his grandparents, Celestino and Giovanna Baiada, in 1948.

He added: "We don't keep chickens in cages. We don't feed them steroids or hormones. But those myths continue. We need to address them and explain to people what goes into producing quality chicken meat."

The Steggles campaign, created by ad agency M&C Saatchi and launched recently, uses the slogan 'Steggler for quality' and features Baiada staff talking about the company's production processes and quality controls.