Lack of poultry products is feared
LAHORE: Consumption of poultry products has plummeted and prices are falling and broiler breeders have reduced the placement of day-old chicks on their farms because hatcheries have almost stopped making eggs for chicken production, claimed to be the production body here Monday.
Likewise, the egg layer has also been destroyed, which is already showing signs of a lack of egg supply. “Until last week, one-day-old chicks were sold at Rs2-3 per head compared to the production cost of Rs38-40 per head,” Ch Fargham, Chair of the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) (North Region), said in a press statement.
At the reopening of businesses and the opening of schools, hotels, restaurants, wedding halls, etc. Demand will increase and because of the very low availability of chickens, prices will surge, he said. “If the government intervenes by controlling prices, farmers who have lost during this period will suffer far greater losses and lose enthusiasm for continuing production.
Ch Fargham said that the sale of generic farms and livestock produced fluctuating prices in an economy free of interaction of demand and supply. “In the current environment, we do not expect the government to reopen wedding halls, hotels, restaurants, etc. Because we fully understand that people’s lives are more important but it is our responsibility to inform the government about what might happen to prospects. He mentioned that electricity has become the second highest input cost for chickens and eggs. To avoid losses, the association has requested a reduction in electricity rates and delayed loan recovery.