Dominican chicken farmers reduce production
In 2006, Dominican chicken production was so high that
the Government advertised it as its accomplishment that consumption increased to
15 million units monthly average. However, producers now recognise that the
consumption is not so and that their production is way over the demand.
The excess production will be paid with a Government subsidy of at
least RD$46 million, as the poultry farmers asked its intervention to buy
the excess meat and avert losses of more than RD$1 billion (Euro 23.4
million) this year.
Statements, such as "We are to blame," and "It's not true that the
consumption is 15 million units, it's less than 14 million," were heard from
some producers who met with Agriculture minister Salvador Jiménez, and Livestock
director Angel Faxas, to discuss a solution to the problem.
In the meeting, the Agriculture minister promised to buy a first batch of
845,000 units of chicken, at RD$55 each (Euro 1.29), for an initial total of
RD$46.4 million (Euro 1.09 million).
With the aim of balancing the market, chicken farmers promised to reduce
production by 12% and eliminate the older hens, for the purpose of balancing the
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