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Poultry Farming

Ban on Chinese live poultry extended for four months

A ban on live poultry from the mainland, to prevent the entry of the deadly H7N9 flu virus, has been extended for four months but sales of live local chickens resume today.

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014, 4:22pm 6 comments

Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

The study, compiled after a week-long field assessment of the influenza by a panel of experts commissioned by the WHO, was publicised by the National Health and Family Planning Commission yesterday.

19 May 2013 - 6:12am

Stop mainland China chicken imports, says Hong Kong vet

The city should stop importing live poultry from the mainland to cut the risk of the deadly H7N9 bird flu entering Hong Kong, said the government's former top vet who is a specialist in epidemics.

22 Apr 2013 - 9:52am 2 comments

Drug-fattened chicken report stings chains

Two of the best-known US fast-food chains were certainly not "lovin' it" on the mainland last week after a state television exposé thrust them to the fore of the country's heated debate over food safety.

23 Dec 2012 - 5:43am

Chickens go cheap as live sales restart

Live-chicken sales will resume today after a three-week ban following a bird flu threat, and prices are likely to be cheaper than usual because of a supply glut. About 400,000 chickens have been kept in local poultry farms during the ban.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Chickens culled after H5N1 find

The early birds were lucky, the rest missed out.

Hongkongers quickly snapped up the few live chickens remaining on market stalls yesterday after the government halted supplies from wholesalers and ordered a cull following the discovery of deadly H5N1 bird flu in a dead chicken on Tuesday.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lying the golden egg

It has been said that new issue stories on the stock market are like fairy tales: what they lack in truth they make up for with magic and you mustn't ask the storyteller for proof. If you do, you won't be told any more fairy tales and may find the penalty on the market even greater.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Happy hens lay the best eggs

We know about free-range eggs produced by chickens that roam freely in a farmyard. But now there are 'music eggs' produced by birds that listen to music. These hens are raised at Harvest Musical Farm in Yuen Long in the New Territories.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Egg revolution hatching down on the farm

Buying a box of fresh eggs in a mainland supermarket can present consumers with a confusing array of choices. Judging by the labels, there are 'green eggs', 'ecological eggs', 'tu eggs' and 'grain eggs'.

22 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Vendors break the rules

Vendors of live chickens are not adhering to a set of hygiene rules and guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of bird flu outbreaks, with many slaughtering chickens bare-handed and some keeping poultry in overcrowded cages.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

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