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Festive Season: Mozambican Poultry Industry Ensures Availability of Chickens and Eggs

Festive Season: Mozambican Poultry Industry Ensures Availability of Chickens and Eggs

The Mozambican Poultry Industry Association (AMIA) said on Tuesday, November 7, that the sector has enough chickens and eggs to meet demand during the festive season, at a time when the southern African region is facing bird flu, which has also been detected in the country.

“Even in the face of outbreaks of the new flu, we are confident in our ability to ensure the supply of chickens and eggs during the festive period,” reads a statement from AMIA.

According to the organization, there is a total of 1,615 tons of domestic frozen chicken in the country, and it is expected to reach 4,935 tons of the same product by December.

“It’s important to point out that we don’t foresee any increase in the prices of chicks, feed, broilers and consumer eggs in the industry until the end of this year,” revealed AMIA, adding that “since the outbreak of the flu, in the markets of Maputo city, the price of eggs has risen from 230 to more than 300 meticais per comb of 30 units”.

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The bird flu diagnosed in a production unit in Inhambane province, southern Mozambique, led to the slaughter of 45,000 laying hens that produced 44,000 eggs a day for consumption.

Faced with the situation, the national authorities said that surveillance had been stepped up throughout the country, especially on the borders with South Africa.

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