Malaysia resumes live chicken exports

Photo: Désirée Fawn
Photo: Désirée Fawn

Malaysia, which supplies live chickens primarily to neighbouring Singapore and Thailand, has eased the restriction on live chicken exports, resuming shipments of 1.8 million birds a month after a ban earlier this year.

In June, following a (global) shortage of feed, which was exacerbated by the conflict in Ukraine, exports of live chickens from Malaysia were paused to allow the production of poultry and related prices to stabilise.

The restrictions on live commercial broilers will be relaxed in phases, reports Reuters, starting with half of the total restricted exports of 3.6 million chickens per month, according to Malaysia’s Agriculture and Food Industries Minister, Ronald Kiandee.

What will remain is the current ban on exports of whole chickens, chicken cuttings, and day-old chicks.

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