Israel to compensate poultry farmers
The Israel Poultry Board will compensate poultry growers in the
northern region in Israel, paying them a minimum guaranteed price for their
produce to help minimise the losses they have suffered during the hostilities
along the Israeli-Lebanese border.
Most of the settlements along the northern border are engaged in chicken
growing, and the agricultural infrastructure there is the largest and most
advanced in the country, as well as being the sole source of income for
thousands of families.
Rockets shot into Israel from Lebanon resulted
in the closure of two large slaughterhouses in the Upper Galilee, leaving
local farmers with nowhere to send their chickens.
The Poultry Board
is trying to arrange for the large slaughterhouses in other parts of the country
to process the chickens from the Galilee. At this time, negotiations are for
2,000 tonnes of product, or until the end of the hostilities in the
Secretary of the Poultry Growers Association Yaakov Cohen
commented that the guaranteed price for the farmers will prevent losses and will
enable to keep the sector active and fulfil its task of supplying poultry meat
for the population.
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