Uganda's exports leave no animal feed left
Uganda's continued export of unprocessed cereals is
partly to blame for the current shortage of animal feed in the country.
Most cereals - especially maize - are exported as unprocessed raw
materials. This means that there are no residual by-products that can be used to
manufacture animal feeds Some animal farmers now want a law to be passed to
enforce value addition on all cereals so that by-products can be used to feed
The current acute shortage of raw materials and the escalating commodity
prices in Uganda have already forced many poultry farmers to sell their birds
before maturity and other farmers are being pushed out of business.
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