Anger roused by rise in poultry feed price

NAITASIRI - Poultry farmers in Naitasiri have labelled a recent increase in chicken feed price as unwarranted and unfair.
calendar icon 1 February 2007
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Abdul Gani at work on his poultry farm at Muaniweni in Naitasiri yesterday

They have asked the Interim Government to look into the matter urgently.

Farmers said they would have to close their poultry farms if the feed price was not lowered.

In a meeting at Muaniweni yesterday, farmers said they were unhappy with the explanation given by Crest Chicken Limited justifying the increase.

Farmer Bidya Prasad said the increase would not benefit the farmers in any way.

"Most farmers will have no choice but to close down because the increase is just too much to bear considering the amount of work and money that is needed to keep chicken sheds functioning," he said.

Mr Prasad said Crest Chicken officials had told them the increase was because of the increase in wheat price in Australia.

Source: Fiji Times Online

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