INNSCOR Africa (Innscor) says volumes at Irvine’s were severely impacted by the effects of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (avian flu) epidemic which occurred at the end of the last financial year. Between May and August last year, avian flu hit the region, killing more than one million chickens in South Africa (SA) and Zimbabwe. “Table egg volumes were 47 percent below those recorded in the comparative year, whilst day old chick sales were 10 percent down over the same period,” Addington Chinake, Innscor’s chairman said in a comment accompanying the group’s financials for the year ended June 30, 2018. Chinake said improvements in other business lines, however, made up for the losses from the epidemic. “…this part of the…