Budapest, February 1 (MTI) – The government has so far paid 1.164 billion forints (EUR 3.75m) to 45 Hungarian poultry farmers as compensation for their losses caused by bird flu, daily Magyar Hírlap said on Wednesday.
More than 3 million birds have been culled at 230 farms in Hungary since an outbreak of the epidemic three months ago, Hungary’s chief veterinarian said earlier. The damages add up to about 3 billion forints, Lajos Bognár said.
Attila Csorbai, head of the interest association of poultry producers and traders, told Magyar Hírlap that they would propose that the government should pay compensation to poultry producers and traders as well.
Poultry producer Master Good chief László Bárány told a business daily in January that the poultry sector had suffered damages of a total 6.5 billion forints including the indirect effects.