A confirmed outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial farm in South Africa has been described as a threat to the nation’s poultry industry. Some of the country’s export markets immediately suspended trade in South African poultry products.
As impacts of the pandemic continue to impact adversely its business as one of South Africa’s leading poultry companies, Astral Foods is forecasting significant year-on-year reductions in share earnings.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to cause losses among poultry flocks in Niger and Nigeria. Combined with other recent challenges, the disease is leading to shortages of poultry on the Niger market. In South Africa, the HPAI situation appears to be easing.
In West Africa, Niger has reported the country’s first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) for more than three years. Meanwhile, tests have revealed further cases in poultry in Nigeria and Algeria.