Poland: Polish Poultry Industry Faces Unprecedented Crisis

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The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the Polish poultry industry to the brink of crisis. Demand for Polish poultry meat among Western European hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) stakeholders dropped sharply in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak. From early March to late April 2020, farm-gate prices for broiler chickens fell by 13 percent. In addition to COVID-19, Poland has struggled to contain outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). As of May 21, 32 HPAI outbreaks have occurred in Poland since December 31, 2019.

Poland: Polish Poultry Industry Faces Unprecedented Crisis