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South Africa’s poultry industry is in for a tough 2024, as the government introduces measures to discount chicken imports, and launches an inquiry into the local poultry market. This adds to the numerous challenges faced by local chicken farmers who have already suffered enormous losses due to bird flu and load-shedding.
The South African government’s unexpected inquiry into the local poultry market has sparked disbelief among analysts and role-players. The South African Poultry Association says that it could exacerbate existing challenges faced by the industry.