Avian influenza containment crucial for poultry markets
Recent reports published this week from some of South Africa’ largest poultry producers and industry bodies have confirmed a second outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza at one of its Standerton breeding farms in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province.
Last month, South Africa’s agricultural department confirmed four outbreaks of avian influenza, placing the farms under quarantine and stopping the movement of chickens and chicken products onto and off the farms in an effort to prevent it from spreading. Poultry destined for exports now have to be absorbed in the South African market, which may also weigh in on prices.
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