Why Zimbabwe’s consumers favour tough end-of-lay hens to tender broilers

Despite an uncertain economic climate, and having recently been hit by avian influenza, Zimbabwe’s domestic poultry market is growing rapidly – and consumers’ taste for end-of-lay hens means it’s win-win for the country’s egg farmers.
calendar icon 28 October 2019
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"The reason why customers buy our hens is their leanness. Now, if a farmer fattens the layer he or she is no different from a broiler farmer who strives to achieve weights as high as 2.8kg to 3kg of high-fat birds."

-Mhlupheki Dube-
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