Poultry farms in Bangladesh face loss
Poultry farm owners in the Kishoreganj and
Tangail districts of
are running into heavy
losses due to price hikes and a cold wave.
Khaled Saifullah Sohel, who owns 3,500 chickens,
union of Sadar upazila, was
quoted as saying that the production of egg has decreased by 20% during the last
few days in the wake of cold waves. Kamrul Islam, a poultry firm owner at
Nabinagar village in Sherpur, claimed that 400 out of 2,000 chickens of his farm
have died in last few days due to bitter cold.
Political unrest in the country for over two months now is also one
of the reasons for the incurring losses, as customers from Dhaka,
and Sylhet have
stopped buying eggs from their farms since the Eid holidays, said farm
They are also facing problems in preserving medicines and vaccines
required for their business, as these are kept in refrigerators, but due to lack
of power it was not possible. Farmers face on average a daily loss of over 250
Taka (2.8 euros), and the losses might increase up to 1,500 Taka (17 euros) per
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