Newcastle disease reported on Polish poultry farms - GAIN

Export bans have been implemented as a result
calendar icon 11 August 2023
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In early July 2023, after almost 50 years, the first outbreak of Newcastle Disease was confirmed on a Polish commercial farm keeping hens for slaughter, followed by three other outbreaks in the contact farms, according to a recent US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report

The Polish veterinary authorities implemented all necessary disease control measures, including culling of all birds on the infected farms and designation of restricted areas (3 km and 10 km), as required under the EU and Polish legislation. 

Ukraine is the second-largest recipient of Polish day-old chicks and other live poultry. According to the Polish Customs Data, as presented by TDM LLC, from January to May 2023, the value of that export increased by 71%, compared to the same period of 2022, with Ukraine rebuilding their poultry flocks. Among other traded products, chicken meat products and poultry meat were of the highest value.

Additionally, as of July 21, 2023, in accordance with the decision published on the official website of the Department of Veterinary and Food Surveillance of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus, import restrictions have been introduced for goods originating from Podlaskie province due to the outbreak of Newcastle disease.

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