Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Floods have caused massive losses for chook farms

It's way too early to pull all the information together, but it looks as though the floods in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Western Australia have caused major losses on poultry farms.
There have been reports of over 300,000 birds drowning in the Victorian floods and probably more than twice that number in Queensland.
There's no doubt that whatever the final outcome, it will have a huge impact on the industry. Even for farms not affected by floods, there is likely to be a massive lift in feed prices which will send some companies to the wall. The price of feed is the biggestcost for egg farmers.

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