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Industry News & Trends / Avian Influenza / Asia
on October 7, 2022

South Korea’s poultry meat output held back by avian flu

Lower poultry slaughterings for meat in South Korea for the first half of 2022 is blamed on highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) due to the destruction of parent stock hatching eggs.

For the first six months of 2022, chicken production in South Korea was 1.7% lower year-on-year. At just over 494.2 million birds, output was held back as result of reduced numbers of broiler breeders, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The corresponding figure for the previous year was…

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