Bhutan exports eggs to India

14.12.2016

Bhutan for the first time exported eggs to India in early December. The Agriculture Ministry sent 800 trays worth more than USD 2500 in its first consignment to Kolkata, India, as reported by Kuensel News. “It was done on a trial marketing basis,” Yeshey Dorji, Agriculture Minister said. “If this works out we will send more. We can sell but the price is the issue. We hope to fetch a higher price,” he said.

The country achieved self-sufficiency in eggs in 2012 and today produces more than 250,000 eggs a day, the Minister said. There are about 400,000 laying hens altogether in the private and government farms across the country.


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