Heatwave zaps French poultry sector

August 11, 2003, just-food.com: An estimated one million chickens died in France last week a result of exceptionally hot weather over the past month. The loss will likely lead to a shortage of birds and an increase in poultry prices by the end of the month, French officials warn.

This latest development is just another consequence of record-high temperatures, regularly exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, that are beginning to taking effect on France’s poultry sector.

Trade association Confédération française de l'Aviculture (CFA) has asked the government that breeders be given financial relief within the framework of emergency farming provision.

The CFA underlines that the heatwave is slowing down the growth cycle of poultry which addd lead to a scarcity problem by the end of August or at the start of September.

Read more about how record-breaking highs are effecting agriculture across Europe

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