Avian flu: Poultry producer demands R92m for culled chickens

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More than 500 000 chickens were culled and more than 1 million eggs were destroyed in June 2017. Photo: iStock
More than 500 000 chickens were culled and more than 1 million eggs were destroyed in June 2017. Photo: iStock

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The largest poultry producer in South Africa is demanding R92 million in compensation from the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development, after an avian flu outbreak forced it to cull chickens and destroy eggs at its farms five years ago.

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