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Brazil expands poultry genetics market to Kenya

By Ashley Williams contact

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Kenya becomes the third country to import Brazilian poultry genetics materials this year
Kenya becomes the third country to import Brazilian poultry genetics materials this year

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Growing international demand for Brazil’s poultry genetic materials, such as fertile eggs and one-day old chicks, has led to another export deal with Kenya, Africa.

The deal has been approved through the International Animal Health Certificate by the veterinary service of Kenya following negotiations with Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA).

Kenya will become the third country this year to authorise the importation of poultry genetic materials, along with Taiwan and Morocco.

The Moroccan deal, which was approved in April​, took three months of negotiations and market research between the two countries.

Health negotiations with Kenyans began in May last year between MAPA and the Brazilian Animal Protein Association, which reported in its latest data that Brazil exported the equivalent of US$68.8 million-worth of day-old chicks and US$41.7 million-worth of fertile eggs during 2016.

According to Brazil’s Department of Animal Health (DSA), the main factors for the successive poultry genetics markets are mainly related to international recognition of the sanitary conditions of its national poultry herds, which have never registered an outbreak of avian influenza.

It added there was a level of biosafety implemented by establishments producing Brazilian genetics and the poultry lineages in Brazil, which guaranteed productivity and quality in the products.

Kenya will now become part of a group of 50 countries across the Middle East, Europe and Asia that will regularly purchase poultry genetic materials from Brazil.

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