Corn shortage threatens Turkey's poultry industry
poultry sector is well prepared to handle any possible bird flu outbreak and is
more concerned over a shortage of corn.
Chicken Information Platform (STBP) President, Zuhal DaÅŸtan, noted that
steps were being taken to protect poultry from the external environment, and
hence contamination, cutting the risk of infection via indoor rearing. DaÅŸtan
added, â€œThis is how the world is battling bird
flu.â€ All STBP members, who produce 85% of Turkey's
chicken, abide by this rule.
The more immediate problem for the sector is the current corn
shortage, said Emre Bor, general manager of another poultry-based food producer,
Åžeker PiliÃ§. Although the price of corn has recently risen, poultry breeders are
hoping imports will bring it down.
for ethanol has pushed up price of corn
Corn prices affecting poultry sooner than expected
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