Cuban poultry industry takes a hit from the hurricanes

26-09-2008 | |

According to a Cuban news agency, poultry and egg production in the region has fallen 50% in the wake of hurricanes Gustav and Ike over the past 2 weeks.

It is reported that at least 93 poultry farms have been completely destroyed and 298 of the remaining 390 farms were very badly damaged.
Additionally, many poultry farmers were forced to slaughter birds early due to the storm, and many of the remaining birds have stopped laying because of stress.

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