Poultry Analysis 20 November 2023

Avian Flu is no longer a crisis in South Africa, but there are a number of issues still making headlines.

All media outlets are carrying stories about how the egg and poultry shortage is being mitigated through imports.

However, small farmers in KZN believe that imports were not necessary as they would have been able to replenish stocks from small farmers.

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The rise of diseases in the agricultural sector is pointing to weaknesses in the system, says agricultural economic Wandile Sihlobo.

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South Africa is considering importing eggs from Kenya and other African countries amidst increased demand and prices for the product.

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Avian flu has now been firmly established as an existential threat to the global poultry industry, so the focus has now shifted to vaccinations.

Not only are domestic poultry flocks at risk, but the entire wild bird population is under threat.

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And finally – out of every crisis some good can emerge.  A special-needs school is helping to plug the food security gap…

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