Farmers Lament Drop in Prices of Quail Eggs27 January 2014
KENYA - Quail farmers in Nyeri County have raised concern over the drop in the prices of quail eggs from Sh100 to Sh30 per egg.
According to Standard Digital, the farmers said that they were going to form an association to find ways to keep brokers at bay who had flocked the market and affecting the prices.
Emma Njora a quail farmer said that they were concerned with the negative media reports concerning the quail eggs and their benefits.
"We are still making profits from the sale of quail eggs even with the drop in prices but we would like to ask those who are criticising the business to keep off," Ms Njora said.
Global Quail Farmers' Cooperative society national chairman, Isaac Kariuki, has said that quail farmers were still conducting lucrative business by selling the eggs and birds despite the public scepticism that was being created by various media reports.
"We are farming these birds for three main reasons, food security, to generate income for our families and for the overall health benefits of the eggs," Mr Kariuki noted.
There have been reports that the health benefits of the quail eggs cannot be substantiated but most of the farmers had experienced the health benefits.ThePoultrySite News Desk