oa Agriprobe - Successful ostrich auction at Oudtshoorn Research Farm : news snippets

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



The Western Cape Department of Agriculture's auction of breeder ostriches was held earlier this year. This is the first ostrich auction since the outbreak of avian influenza in 2011, when thousands of breeder and slaughter birds were destroyed during the outbreak in an attempt to limit the spread of the H5N2 virus. Consequently, the demand for breeding material is greater than normal.

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