Major poultry producers say chicken shortage will end this week

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The country’s major poultry producers have assured that the current chicken shortage would be rectified this week, the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) reported on its Facebook page.

The GLDA said that its records show that there was a reduction in the number of cases of hatching eggs imported this year when compared to 2018, “which perhaps could be attributed for the shortage.”

Figures from the Authority show that for the first six months of the year, 36, 514 eggs were imported; this was 5, 914 less than that imported for the same period last year.

“Some farmers have also been complaining of reduced growth rates and higher mortality, which may be attributed to the reduction of poultry meat on the market,” the GLDA added.

The Authority said that the major players have assured that the shortage would be rectified this week “based on the hatching and grow out time for the chickens.”

The major players, GLDA stated, have also assured that they are able to maintain supply to their major customers.

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