Israeli-Lebanese conflict impacts poultry sector
Poultry farms in the settlements along the Israeli-Lebanese border
have suffered very heavy losses and damages in the past several days as a result
of direct hits from rockets and missiles shot by the Hezbollah from
The affected region is the country's major source of poultry meat and
Secretary of the Poultry Growers Association Yaakov Cohen said he requested
full compensation from the Minister of Agriculture Shalom Simhon, considering
that poultry farming is the main source of livelihood for hundreds of
Cohen said that due to the noise from the rockets and from the shelling of
Israeli artillery, the rate of egg-laying has been reduced significantly. "Eggs
are crooked, cracked or broken, and not suitable for marketing; and there were
days that farmers were not allowed to go the coops and collect the eggs,
according to instructions of the army," he said.
He added that direct hits destroyed a number of coops in settlements along
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