POULTRY PROVIDERS ASKED TO EXPLORE FURTHER COST CONTAINMENT MEASURES

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Agriculture Minister Floyd Green has asked poultry providers to explore further cost containment measures and to re-examine substitutes for high priced grain.

The ministry met with key stakeholders including poultry producers and input providers over the last three weeks to explore strategies to mitigate price increases.

The meetings were spurred by the continued spike in worldwide fertilizer and grain prices.

The ministry points to the global economic slowdown due to covid-19, which has led to cuts in production and rising demand, resulting in sharp increases to input and shipping costs.

Mr Green, has asked poultry processors to ramp up the production of baby chicks to help meet the demands of the market.