Shenzhen Sees an 80 Percent Decrease in Poultry Sales
Sales of all kind of poultry have decreased around 80 percent in Shenzhen since the H7N9 outbreak in the eastern parts of China. A poultry wholesales market in Nanshan said that they used to sell more than 100,000 poultry items a day. But sales right now are only around 20,000 to 30,000.
The Buji Poultry Wholesale Market in Longgang has also seen a decrease in sales with their daily sales of 14,000 items went down more than half. For now the city four major poultry wholesale markets two in Buji in Longgang, one in Nanshan and one in Songgang in Bao’an were closes for disinfection and cleaning.
The poultry market in Nanshan trained around 160 employees and merchants on the prevention and control of bird flu, market managers said that there are animal quarantine professional on duty 24 hours a day to help guide the merchants in the cleaning and disinfection programs. While Nanshan spends around 1.8 million yuan a year for the prevention and control of bird flu the district will further discuss on whether to raise the standards of poultry supplies that will match the standards being used in Hong Kong
Meanwhile Buji’s poultry wholesale market conducts daily cleaning and disinfection.