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12th March, 2020

Oman bans Hungarian poultry

Oman has banned the import of Hungarian poultry and related products from Hungary from March 3, due to the bird flu epidemic that broke out in Hungary some weeks ago.

Heat-treated products are exempt from the ban.

Oman joined China, Kuwait, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and the UAE, which had already banned Hungarian poultry imports.

Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Russia and Singapore have banned imports only from the affected regions of Hungary.

The virus was detected in a farm near Acs, Komarom-Esztergom county and a few days later in Letavertes, Hajdu-Bihar county. (agrarszektor.hu)
12th March, 2020

Fewer pigs farmed last year

The number of pigs farmed was down 8.3% year-on-year to 2.6 million on December 1, 2019, according to a summary by the Central Statistics Office.

The reduction is due to measures taken following outbreaks of the African swine flu and the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

The number of hens was 30.9 million, essentially the same as one year earlier.

The total number of farmed ducks had fallen by 8.1% to 4.5 million and the number of geese was down 12% to 1.2 million.

There was a 6.3% decline in the number of turkeys to 2.7 million.

On the other hand, the number of milk cows rose 2.2% to 412,000 while the total number of cattle reached 909,000. (ksh.hu; index.hu; napi.hu; magyarnemzet.hu)
12th March, 2020

Workers’ hostel opens in Csongrad

Labour policy state secretary Sandor Bodo opened a new 80-bed workers’ hostel in Ujszentivan, Csongrad county on Wednesday.

The facility on the outskirts of Szeged has four units with three apartments in each. The Ft 371 million project received Ft 223 million in state subsidy.

Workers travel to Ujszentivan daily from Serbia via the Tiszasziget border station, said mayor Lazar Putnik of the village of 2,000.

The town of Mako and the Romanian border are also close, government commissioner Tunde Juhasz observed in explaining why this location was selected for the hostel. (magyarnemzet.hu)

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