January 18, 2016

French poultry producers plan to delay rearing new birds due to bird flu

French poultry producers plan to delay new duck and geese rearing until the end of June to contain a bird flu virus outbreak which has spread in the southwest of the country, the farm ministry said. The measure was discussed at a meeting between the ministry and sector representatives. The highly pathogenic virus was found this week at a farm located outside a broad restriction zone set up last month to stop the spread of the disease that led a growing number of countries to ban French poultry products.  Read More

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