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Chicken and egg company Quantum Foods was hit by avian flu. Its share price jumped
by a quarter after it issued an update that suggests the hard times are over.
Avian flu resulted in losses of R954m for the poultry industry, a report by the South African Poultry Association has revealed.
Egg prices are expected to increase between 15% and20% as suppliers have to cover the costs of lower production due to the Avian flu outbreak, according to an analyst.
The impact of avian influenza on the province's economy is estimated to be in the region of R800m.
Zimbabwe is set to cull more than half a million chickens affected by the highly pathogenic strain H5N8 at a farm in Harare.
The Philippines will cull at least 200 000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported
An avian flu outbreak has again hit a poultry farm near the capital Harare in Zimbabwe, says a report.
The interruption in poultry trade from South Africa, following the outbreak of Avian Influenza, should be less than two months, says SA Poultry Association CEO Kevin Lovell.
The latest developments in avian health management are on the programme for the Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association in Cape Town.
Nigeria, has announced that two poultry farms have been quarantined after an H5 strain of bird flu was detected at each.
Despite avian flu creating a shortage of poultry products, RCL Foods’ financial results were positively impacted by the higher chicken prices.
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Irvine’s, one of Zimbabwe’s largest food producers, has suffered losses of $7.2m after culling 835 000 chickens due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza on two ostrich farms in the Heidelberg area.
Astral has confirmed a second outbreak of the avian flu at a farm in Mpumalanga and has been engaging with government to regulate vaccination programmes.
Bird flu, which has extended to two more farms in SA and which has seen trade bans from other countries, may have a negative impact on the economy, warns an analyst.
Zimbabwe has reportedly banned all poultry products from South Africa following an outbreak of avian flu in Mpumalanga and Free State provinces.
The US department of agriculture has identified the first infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in poultry in Kansas.
Bird flu concerns are hitting Europe as the disease is discovered in local poultry. This factbox includes the most important information on the disease.
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