Malaysians consume 1.8m chickens daily

26.07.2016

Malaysians consume 1.8 million chickens and 2.8 million chicken eggs daily, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. The country’s self-sufficient rate is 110% with 13 million birds produced a week.

Some 12 million birds are consumed locally, and the balance is exported to Singapore. According to the Economic and Social Science Research Centre, Mardi, the production cycle for broilers is 5.33 times a year with a few operators reaching six times a year. FCR in Malaysia is 1.67 while annual mortality rate is 4.32%, making the industry very competitive.

 


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