Bird Flu Outbreak: Zimbabwe Faces Shortage Of Broiler Chicks

Zimbabwe has been hit by a deficiency of oven chicks after the nation’s greatest poultry maker was hit by an episode of winged creature influenza as of late, nearby media covered Wednesday.

Irvine’s was hit by two avian influenza flare-ups in May and July, bringing about it separating more than 200,000 grill parent stock in an offer to contain the exceptionally pathogenic infection.


South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo were also affected by the bird flu.

In an industry update, the Zimbabwe Poultry Association said the culling of the parent stock at Irvine’s had resulted in a shortage of broiler day old chicks of nearly 500,000 per week.

The gap has to be covered by more expensive imports from outside the southern African region, it said.


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