Tag Archives | Poultry

Iraqi Govt to Support Poultry Sector

Translated by L. Bedrosian. The Iraqi Minister of Agriculture has confirmed the import of yellow corn and soybeans to increase the production of poultry and eggs. Mohammed Al-Khafaji told a meeting with poultry producers and breeders that the ministry will provide the necessary support and facilities for breeders and investors in setting up projects and […]

Poultry Industry "Booming" in Kurdistan

By John Lee. Iraqi Kurdistan poultry industry is reported to have dramatically increased over the last five years. Haider Farhan, head of Kurdistan Region’s poultry industry high council, told Rudaw that there are now 2,000 chicken farms in the Kurdistan Region, producing nearly 190 tons of meat annually. More here. (Source: Rudaw)

Cherkizovo Group Receives Permission to Export to Iraq

By John Lee. PJSC Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, today announces that its Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility has received permission to export poultry products to Iraq. The Vasilyevskaya poultry farm, which is Cherkizovo Group's largest poultry production facility, was granted the right to export to Iraq. The permit […]

Iraq lifts Ban on Import of Ukrainian Poultry

By John Lee. The ban on export of poultry products from Ukraine to Iraq has reportedly been lifted. It had been introduced due to outbreaks of avian influenza in Ukraine. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco had reported a sharp reduction in sales due to the ban. (Source: Ukrinform News)

Improving Women’s Livelihoods in Ninewah

For a young Yazidi woman who survived upheaval and displacement in northern Iraq, hope and stability finally arrived in an unexpected form: plump brown quails, and their tiny speckled eggs. Gulistan, 23, lives in the predominantly Christian and Yazidi district of Alqosh in the northern reaches of Ninewah Governorate. In the summer of 2014, the […]

Iraq Extends Chicken Import Ban

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly extended its ban on poultry imports to three more European countries: Finland, Serbia and the United Kingdom. The ban covers live and frozen poultry imports, and comes in response to bird flu outbreaks. Iraq is the world's fifth biggest buyer of chicken meat, with purchases of 670,000 tonnes last year, […]

Avangardco Iraq Business falls by half

By John Lee. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco has said that its exports of shell eggs decreased by 50 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, due to what it described as "the unstable situation in Iraq". In the period, the company sold 59 mln units to Iraq, down from 119 mln units in 3Q […]

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports due to Avian Flu

By John Lee. Iraq has banned the importion of frozen and live poultry products from two dozen countries. According to a report from Reuters, Baghdad restricted poultry imports from France last month, following a reported outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. The ban now extends to Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, […]

Iraq to Resume Chicken Imports from Iran

By John Lee. Iraq has decided to lift a ban on the import of fresh and frozen chicken and chicken products from Iran. The ban was imposed three weeks ago following an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu in Iran. On 2nd August, the head of the Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO) declared the country free of […]

Iraq Bans Poultry Imports from US

By John Lee. Iraq has joined more than 30 countries in banning poultry imports from the United States because of bird flu, following the worst outbreak of avian influenza in US history. Bloomberg reports that the ban, announced on Wednesday, is to last for three months. Figures from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) show […]

Iraq Blocks Turkish Poultry Imports

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has been undertaking "a series of policy twists to restrict the exports of poultry products from Turkey." The chairman of the Turkish Poultry Promotion Group, Müjdat Sezer, part of the country’s Ministry of Economy, told GlobalMeatNews: "Iraq decided to stop all imports of full chickens from Turkey. We don’t know […]