News and analysis for the global poultry industry.



Ambitious targets for new investors in Nigeria’s poultry sector

Diversifying its portfolio, a tech-enabled agriculture company has made a significant investment in the Nigerian poultry meat industry. It sees potential for the sector in terms of raising domestic chicken production, reducing imports, and employment opportunities for thousands of the West African state’s young people.

Nigerian-based agriculture company Agricorp International has announced investments in the country’s poultry sector.

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Multiple challenges hit Astral Foods’ bottom line

For the South African vertically integrated poultry company, rising feed costs had a significant impact on its poultry and feed businesses, but diseases and disruption to power and water supplies also presented significant challenges

Following publication of the company’s financial results for the year just ended, Astral Foods has warned that chicken prices will have to rise.

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Country Bird calls for effective law enforcement

If the South African poultry company is to continue its operation in North West province, Country Bird has called for recent community protests to be brought under control. Among the other challenges currently faced by the country’s industry are electricity and water outages, and high feed costs.

Despite recent challenges to its operations in the North West province, Country Bird Holdings has confirmed its commitment to retaining its facility in the area.

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Turkish agency builds layer farm in Somalia

Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation and Zamzam University cooperate in venture

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built a modern egg laying farm with a total floor space of 198 square meters in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

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Further avian flu cases in Southern Africa, West Africa

As new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been officially registered in South Africa, local media in Botswana report the spread of the disease to a new district.

Over the past two weeks, South Africa’s veterinary agency has officially registered two further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial birds.

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Share earnings forecast down for Astral Foods

Company issues trading report, but an updated statement will be issued when situation is more certain

South African poultry company Astral Foods is forecasting a significant drop in share earnings for the current financial year. However, a recent report on the country’s poultry sector forecasts an improving situation for the coming year.

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First avian flu cases reported in Botswana

In neighboring South Africa, another poultry flock has tested positive for a mild form of the disease. In West Africa, new HPAI outbreaks are reported in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo.

In the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa, the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected for the first time. 

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