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Poultry farm loses 5000 birds in heavy downpour

Ana Madigibuli
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

THE Agriculture Ministry has reported an estimated 5000 birds died at Popo's poultry farm during last week's heavy downpour.

Approximately 2500 dead birds were removed by the animal health and production team last Friday with the actual figures still undetermined.

Agriculture development deputy secretary Uraia Waibuta said it was unfortunate the farm was affected by flooding.

Mr Waibuta said the animal health and production team would continue to remove the dead birds and save those that survived.

"The ministry is putting all its effort into how well they can revive the farm so the farmer can progress in terms of production be it layer or broiler," he said.

"The dead birds are being examined and then burned at the Koronivia Research Station Veterinary laboratory.

"Diagnostic procedures are strictly followed to actually determine any other risk of disease outbreak."

Mr Waibuta said the ministry would see how well the farm could be rehabilitated.





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