Mexico's broiler production could reach 2.975 million metric tons in 2013, in spite of recent H7N3 avian influenza outbreaks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's International Egg and Poultry Review.

For 2012, production estimates decreased from 2.965 million metric tons to 2.958 million metric tons. In 2011, production hit 2.906 million metric tons.


Since the first avian influenza outbreak in 2012, Mexico has reported 53 outbreaks and the slaughter of more than 5 million birds, according to reports. Government officials say that measures have been taken to contain any further disease outbreaks. In May, The Mexican Food Safety Agency, SENASICA, removed hazardous materials, bird feed and cages from an affected farm in the state of Puebla. It also inspected 271 other poultry processing plants and farms and has not found any further evidence of outbreaks.