Oversupply of Egg Worries Nigerian Farmers

The oversupply of egg in Plateau State, Nigeria may lead to the collapse of poultry sector in the country as it is likely to discourage farmers from further production.

John Dasar, chairman of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), said that the price of egg had been on a steady decline while the price of chicken feeds had been on the rise.

The association lodged a complaint to the state government last week to Linda Barau, the State’s Commissioner for Agriculture.

“It is only in Plateau that a crate of egg goes for N700, while a bag of chicken feeds as at today goes for N3,700, making the poultry business largely unprofitable,” Dasar said. “So, we are pleading with government to help mop these eggs so as to help our farmers bounce back to business.’’

According to Dasar, the state may lose huge revenues if the oversupply continued as most farms would be forced to close down.

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