A total of 6,000 poultry birds were culled and 29,000 eggs damaged following outbreak of bird flue at a hatchery at Kashada village under Shivalaya upazila on Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Some poultry birds of Pioneer Breeders Limited died in last three days. The hatchery owner took samples of dead birds to local disease examination centre of the livestock department. There it was detected that the fowls were attacked with bird flue, deputy director of livestock department Hossain Mohammad said.
Shivalaya upazila nirbahi officer Kaikobad Hossain and concerned officials were present during culling of the birds, he said. Contacted, the hatchery owner said, he had started his business taking Tk1.43 crore loan from Bangladesh Krishi Bank in 2002. He has estimated the loss at Tk3.36 cr.
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