Pakistan’s poultry industry suffers losses

05.08.2016

Pakistan’s poultry industry has suffered a loss of around USD 411 million in one year and this loss may mount further because the prices of chicken and eggs do not follow the increasing cost of production.

According to Rai Mansab Ali Kharal, Chairman of the Pakistan Poultry Association North Zone, if the present situation prevails, half of the farms may be closed, affecting the population who depend on the availability of affordable protein. He said average broiler price remained at USD 1.10/kg last year while production cost climed to USD 1.30. Meanwhile, the average price of broiler DOC was USD 0.20 per chick against the cost of production of USD 0.30.

 


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