The Rosselkhoznadzor found avian flu in the largest producer of turkeys

Growing turkeys on a poultry farm

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At the site of the largest producer of Turkey in Russia — the company “Evrodon” — the second time in a few months recorded case of bird flu. In this regard, one of the sites already destroyed 42 thousand birds

The Federal service for veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance reported a new case of registration of a flu of birds at the site “Evrodon” — the largest Russian producer of Turkey meat.

As they say in the message of Rosselkhoznadzor, influenza a virus subtype H5 was detected in pathological material, selected from turkeys, contained in the rearing plot No. 7, LLC “Evrodon-South”. This plot is situated 1.5 km from the village of Markin Oktyabrsky district of Rostov region, said the Agency.

As told RBC representative of the GC “Evrodon” Olga Grekova, the group “took measures to prevent the possible spread of disease.” On the site of the destroyed 42 thousand heads. According to preliminary data, the value of the destroyed poultry may be about 16 million rubles. The final tally of losses taking into account costs for disposal and quarantine measures will be made after completion of the work, said Grekov.

The nidus is located 5 km from Markinskaya farm, which is a holding company Provimi to Cargill. Earlier it was also discovered flu and destroyed all the population — 230 thousand birds, wrote “Vedomosti”.

The representative of “Eurodon” also reported that the detected strain is not dangerous to humans. Now the company holds all required in such cases events. A state Commission that will control and determine the necessary measures for the recovery of this territory, assured Grekov.

A month ago — March 20, RBC wrote about the lifting of the quarantine imposed in connection with bird flu in early 2017 in Krasnosulinsky and Oktyabrsky districts of the Rostov region. The flu was found in December 2016 in areas of cultivation No. 10 (Krasnosulinsky district) and № 2, as well as on the territory of the storehouses (Oktyabrsky district), LLC “Evrodon”. A bird in the outbreak of the disease has been eliminated. Then, as a result of the outbreak of “Evrodon” had to be destroyed 160 thousand heads of birds. The company has estimated losses of more than $ 1 billion.

In 2016, “Evrodon” has made 74,5 thousand tons of Turkey meat. Financial performance for the year 2016 have not been published. The group’s revenue in 2015 amounted to 5.3 billion rubles, net profit — 1 million rubles.