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BRIEF-Astral Foods says avian influenza infection spread to other sheds on farm
August 24, 2017 / 6:44 AM / 3 months ago

BRIEF-Astral Foods says avian influenza infection spread to other sheds on farm

Aug 24 (Reuters) - ASTRAL FOODS LTD:

* INFECTION OF HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA HAS SPREAD TO OTHER SHEDS ON FARM

* FARM REMAINS UNDER QUARANTINE AND ASTRAL HAS DEPOPULATED AFFECTED SHEDS

* CONTINGENCY PLANS HAVE ENSURED CONTINUED SUPPLY OF HATCHING EGGS AND BROILER DAY OLD CHICKS TO BROILER FARMS

* TO DATE COST OF MOST RECENT OUTBREAK, TOGETHER WITH COST OF FIRST OUTBREAK AT VILLIERS THAT OCCURRED IN JUNE 2017, AMOUNTS TO R50 MILLION

* INFECTION HAS IMPACTED BREEDING STOCK AND NOT BROILER BIRDS DESTINED FOR MEAT PRODUCTION

* OUTBREAKS WILL NOT HAVE ANY IMPACT ON BROILER SUPPLY TO ASTRAL‘S POULTRY PROCESSING PLANTS OR SUPPLY OF CHICKEN TO MARKET SOURCE TEXT FOR EIKON: FURTHER COMPANY COVERAGE:

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