With a poultry population of approximately six million heads, Rondônia has a large presence in the Brazilian poultry export trade. The Agrosilvopastoril Sanitary Defense Agency (Idaron) which, in compliance with the guidelines of Normative Instruction number 56/17, of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa), inspects and inspects all poultry producing properties, so that the State maintains the ‘Newcastle disease’ free zone status (viral, acute, highly contagious disease that affects wild and commercial birds) and ‘Influenza’ (a highly contagious acute infectious disease described in several animal species, including humans, caused by the virus influenza type A).
A single slaughterhouse, located in the interior of the State, slaughter 60,000 birds per day, about 300,000 per week, and with the support of the State Government, it seeks new ways to leverage poultry activity, projecting a 20% increase in 20% in slaughtering capacity, generating more than a thousand job vacancies, direct and indirect.
The impact of poultry farming on the state economy is undeniable. Any shock in the productive sector, in addition to harming the industry and the producer, would jeopardize the livelihood of thousands of workers. And that is one of Idaron’s concerns. Fabiano Benitez Vendrame, agricultural inspector of the Agency, says that Normative Instruction 56 / Mapa defines the procedures for the registration, inspection and sanitary control of breeding and commercial poultry establishments. “It is a very important activity, since, through the work of Idaron’s agricultural inspectors, the State is able to maintain active surveillance to prevent outbreaks of avian influenza and Newcastle disease, which are very common in migratory birds”, he explains.
The inspection work was intensified from 2018, when the Federal Government ended the deadline for all producers to comply with Normative Instruction 56. “Idaron mainly inspects the physical structure of the aviaries. It is a biosafety measure that aims to prevent the contact between production birds and wild birds. We also inspect and control the traffic of these birds, to assure the consumer of a healthy and quality product ”, he stressed.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Brazilian poultry has become a highly successful activity over the past few years, with immense socioeconomic importance for the country. The use of planning systems, associated with new technologies, is reflected in the extraordinary growth of this activity in Brazil, making it the largest exporter of chicken meat in the world, as well as the second largest producer in the world.
“In this sense, Brazil seeks, in line with the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) Sanitary Code for Terrestrial Animals, and in harmony with the productive sector, to establish measures for the prevention, control and surveillance of the main poultry diseases of impact on both public and animal health ”, published the Map on its website.
“Applying biosecurity measures in poultry establishments aiming to limit the exposure of domestic birds to wild birds, mainly migratory and / or aquatic, is the main risk mitigation measure for the introduction of the avian influenza virus in the national poultry stock,” emphasized Fabiano Benitez .
Text: Toni Francis
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