Poultry industry set to recover

EGYPT - As alarm over the avian influenza virus H5N1 has begun to dissipate among the public over recent weeks and with demand for chicken rising, the poultry industry appears set to make a recovery.

"Demand for poultry products has definitely risen over recent weeks, as have sales," Mohamed Al Shafei, director of the General Union for Poultry Workers, said in remarks published in a news report.

The poultry industry suffered an unprecedented decline over recent months, starting with the first announcements of avian flu cases among poultry in mid-February and the subsequent culling of at least 20 million birds nationwide to date.

Source: TradeArabia
calendar icon 29 May 2006
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