South African egg prices seen rising 20 percent after avian flu outbreak
10 days ago, 17:48
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Egg prices in South Africa are expected to increase by as much as 20 percent after an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian flu in June forced farmers to cull egg laying birds, industry experts said on Thursday.
The outbreak of avian flu prompted farmers to cull millions of birds and neighboring countries including Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana to ban poultry imports from South Africa.
South Africa’s maize prices have remained low following the biggest crop on record forecast at 16.744 million tonnes by the Crop Estimates Committee.
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