Pakistan poultry industry struggling with added costs
The poultry industry in Pakistan, like the rest of the world, has been hit by
high feed and energy costs. However, the government's policy on import of parent
stock, day-old chicks and poultry meat also hampers its
The News reports that this is how poultry farmers, breeders and poultry
feed manufacturers feel about the current situation.
The cost of raising birds has risen sharply as prices of soybean meal,
constituting 25% of poultry feed, increased from $200/t $460/t in one
Other poultry farmers in the country have said that the cost of vaccinating
broilers has risen as well, adding extra pressure on farmers.
Loadshedding had added even more pressure to the poultry industry. Many
farmers have built closed sheds that are ventilated using fans and coolers. The
problem that many farmers are experiencing is high mortality when the
electricity is cut off, for over an hour.
This is especially a problem during summer months, forcing many farmers to
spend money on generators to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity, but
adding additional costs.
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