Chinese Bird Flu Leads to Boost in Brazilian Broiler Buying

BRAZIL – China imported 1,900 tons more Brazilian poultry meat for the first quarter of 2014 than last year amid the bird flu outbreak.
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Mandatory culling and other bird flu measures have led to almost 50,000 tons of broiler meat being bought into China to fill a void left by avian influenza.

This is according to Secex data which also showed a recent surge in Japanese buying, although first quarter shipments are down overall.

Analysts expect the continuing bird flu interruptions to maintain strong demand for Brazilian chicken.

Michael Priestley

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