As France confirms its first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this winter, the disease is beginning to spread in domestic and wild birds across much of eastern, northern, and central Europe.
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.
In the past month, more than 60 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been detected in Italian poultry flocks. An overwhelming majority of these were in commercial meat turkeys in the Veneto region.
Over the past month, Italy has officially registered 62 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in poultry. At each location, the presence of the H5N1 HPAI virus serotype has been confirmed.
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
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.
With eight states in Europe reporting cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry since mid-October, early signs are that the winter of 2021-2022 will be another challenging one for the region’s poultry sector.
Overall, sales for the latest quarter were up slightly year-on-year for HKScan. However, the Finland-based meat company reported that rising costs and some challenging trading conditions hit profitability for two of its operations.