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Avian flu puts $400 million of business at risk

Posted On: Mar. 7, 2023 8:24 AM CST

Argentina has suspended exports of poultry products after it confirmed the first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercially farmed birds in the Rio Negro province, putting at risk a business that generates around $400 million annually, Buenos Aires Herald reported. If exports are suspended, the local market will be over-supplied and intensify problems for an industry that is already grappling with a lack of growth in domestic consumption and increasing costs due to drought.