The poultry industry in Europe is raising alarm about the growing problem of importing poultry meat and eggs from Ukraine
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Published Oct 25, 2023
The poultry industry in Poland is experiencing falling broiler prices due to increased production and imports from Ukraine, along with persistently high production costs. Poland lost its bird flu-free status in October 2023 and has had over 1 million poultry slaughtered due to HPAI outbreaks. HPAI outbreaks have been reported in 21 European Union countries, with most outbreaks in France, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Germany, and outbreaks have also been reported in mammals. Importing poultry meat and eggs from Ukraine is a challenge for the Polish industry, leading to calls for the introduction of import thresholds and protective measures. Additionally, an assessment of the effects of banning cage farming in the EU shows an impact on the net trade balance and a decrease in exports of pork and eggs.
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Market situation in the poultry industry The Polish delegation pointed out that broiler prices are starting to fall as a result of increased production in autumn and imports from Ukraine. The problem is the persistently high production costs. In August 2023, Poland obtained the status of a bird flu-free country. Unfortunately, this status was lost in October 2023. This year, over 1 million poultry have been slaughtered in Poland due to HPAI. Bird flu in Europe According to the information presented during the meeting, HPAI outbreaks have been reported in 21 countries so far in the European Union. By October, 379 outbreaks of bird flu were detected on farms, most of them in France (148), Hungary (81), Poland (61), the Czech Republic (23) and Germany (24). HPAI A(H5) cases also occurred in domestic birds (25) and wild birds (482). Outbreaks of HPAI have also been reported in mammals. A(H5N1) virus identified on 26 fur farms in Finland (mink, common fox, arctic fox and raccoon dog). ...