Egg shortage to worsen, as farmers prepare to cull more chickens

The egg shortage is starting to hit retailers, as they struggle to secure supplies.

The Poultry Association said that about 80% of Western Cape egg producers have been hit by bird flu.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Windmeul Eggs Managing Director Pier Passerini.

The news is not good; more chickens must be culled.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

We are in a crisis as an industry.

Pier Passerini, Windmeul Eggs

You’re put under quarantine until all the birds are disposed of.

Pier Passerini, Windmeul Eggs

70% of all egg laying chickens in the Western Cape has been culled.

Pier Passerini, Windmeul Eggs

There is no insurance cover for a disease like this.

Pier Passerini, Windmeul Eggs

Smaller farmers might not be able to repopulate.

Pier Passerini, Windmeul Eggs

Vaccination is the only solution…

Pier Passerini, Windmeul Eggs

It’s going to get worse before it’ll get better.

Pier Passerini, Windmeul Eggs

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