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the 437,374 tons in 2015. While imports over the first half of 2017 were
5 percent lower than the same period
of 2016, they were, nevertheless, 24
percent higher than the five-year average for the period January to June.
Where the poultry sector is
concerned, however, difficulties did
not stop there. Demand was further
hit last year due to outbreaks of
avian influenza and resulting in millions of birds being killed. Up until
November of last year, the sector recorded 68 outbreaks, with 21 of these
outbreaks occurring on commercial
operations.
Avian influenza is thought to have
resulted in lost sales of layer feed
amounting to 81,000 tons last year,
but the biggest threat to feed sales
remains that imported broiler meat,
with attributed losses being three to
four times higher than those attributable to avian influenza.
The association also notes that the
biggest contributing factor to the continuous downward trend in demand
for broiler breeder feed is also broiler
meat imports, followed by better efficiencies, with only a small impact
attributable to avian influenza.

2018 improvement
The feed sector is hopeful that
2018 may be more positive. While
the challenges of imports and avian
influenza have not gone away, overall
poultry production has been forecast
to grow by 4.78 percent this year,
with growth expected in broiler meat
and egg production. Demand for
broiler breeder feed, however, is expected to continue declining. ■
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - July 2018

Poultry International - July 2018
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
IEC highlights solutions, egg industry challenges
How egg marketing campaigns increase consumption
Which are the world’s largest egg producers?
New chicken genetics center opens in Ethiopia
South African feed sales down as poultry sector suffers
Is the next frontier in poultry health the microbiome?
Holistic approach to feeding heat-stressed broilers
The pros and cons of controlled atmosphere stunning
How preventing wing fl apping improves chicken processing
Products
Marketplace
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Poultry International - July 2018 - Cover2
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Poultry International - July 2018 - Contents
Poultry International - July 2018 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - July 2018 - News
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Poultry International - July 2018 - IEC highlights solutions, egg industry challenges
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Poultry International - July 2018 - How egg marketing campaigns increase consumption
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Poultry International - July 2018 - Which are the world’s largest egg producers?
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Poultry International - July 2018 - New chicken genetics center opens in Ethiopia
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Poultry International - July 2018 - South African feed sales down as poultry sector suffers
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Poultry International - July 2018 - Is the next frontier in poultry health the microbiome?
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Poultry International - July 2018 - Holistic approach to feeding heat-stressed broilers
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Poultry International - July 2018 - The pros and cons of controlled atmosphere stunning
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Poultry International - July 2018 - How preventing wing fl apping improves chicken processing
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