Chicken Price Dips by 20 Cents

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Chicken prices in Trinibad and Tobago dropped by 20 cents for every pound due to over production and surplus.
calendar icon 22 April 2008
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According to the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Legal Affairs the cost has dropped from an average of $5.93 to an average of $5.73 per lb.

Trinidadexpress has since reported that the ministry's advice was based on a survey conducted on over 50 pluck shops over the weekend.

The news agency claims that the President of the Poultry Association, Robin Phillip, credits the drop in price to a surplus of chickens at farms. There are over 600 chicken farms in Trinidad and Tobago.

"What is happening is the poultry market is there is a surplus of chicken and they are staying on the farms longer than usual," he explained. "Farmers are selling them out at a discounted price because they cannot afford to feed them."

Phillips said it was not unusual to have a chicken surplus during and after the Lenten season.

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