From this month onwards chicken breeders will be able to start importing hatching eggs from Europe as the government moves to prevent a shortage of poultry products. This comes after outbreaks of avian influenza at Lanark Farm resulted in Irvine’s chickens culling at least 250 000 chickens.
Zimbabwe Poultry Association chairman Solomon Zawe said:
We are running short of day- old chicks but starting September 16, we will be importing hatching eggs from Europe because the breeders and layers stock has been affected by bird flu. All major poultry breeders got import permits from the Ministry of Agriculture,