November 21, 2017

Poultry industry suffers losses due to virus outbreak

A chicken seller at a market in Yangon. Consumption of chicken and eggs has declined after chicken were killed by H5N1.  Photo: Phoe Khwar

The H1N1 virus has resulted in poultry industry losses of about Ks165 million in the last three months, according to the Myawady Daily yesterday.
Infected chickens were discovered at three breeding farms – one in Yangon Region including Dawei Township and two in Taninthayi Region.
Myanmar is planning to offer agricultural and livestock insurance to cover such losses in the future.
Therefore, officials from the government side and the people from the private sector had meetings for the insurance system to be introduced not only in the agricultural sector but also in the livestock breeding sector.
H5N1 disease was found to have infected the chicken in three breeding farms: one in Hlinethaya Township in Yangon Region, another one in Wae Kyun Htein Thit ward in Dawei Township and the third one in Taninthayi Region.
Therefore, consumption of chicken and eggs has declined after chicken were killed by H5N1.

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