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Expect big rise in price of chicken during Christmas – Farmers

The Poultry Farmers Association of Nigeria (PAN) yesterday warned Nigerians to brace for high cost of poultry products, especially chicken during Christmas and New Year.


The Chairman Local Organising Committee of the association, Samuel Olalekan Odunsi, who gave the warning during the 2021 poultry show in Abeokuta, identified the high exchange rate and security challenges facing the country are some of the factors forcing poultry farmers out of business. Odunsi also listed soya and maize export – major ingredients in producing feed – as a major setback for poultry farming.


The chairman appealed to the Federal Government to ban exportation of soya  and maize to boost local use. He said, “A lot of farms have closed down and only few are available so the cost of chicken will be high this festive period.


The cost of maize and soya will continue to increase so with this people should brace for high cost of chicken during the festive period.


“What is more challenging in poultry business is foreign exchange.


A lot of materials that we use are imported except for maize and soya; all these are effecting cost of production so let’s prepare for a very high cost this December.


The Commission for Agriculture in the state, Dr Adeola Odedina while speaking to journalists at the side line of the event reiterated the state government commitment to increase the production of chickens in the state. Odedina said the current administration was committed to working with poultry farmers to encourage mass production of livestock and eggs for export value-chain.


“When it comes to poultry farming, you know Ogun state is number one and that is why we don’t joke with it. We are ready to partner with interested pilots to make profits so that stakeholder can also key into it.


“We are doing this to continue to make Ogun state a destination of choice for investors and continue to be an induction hub of the nation.

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