Price Cut in Pakistani Poultry Looms

Poultry prices in Pakistan will be reduced by RS 20 to 25 in the next few days with a huge amount of chicken supply expected to rush in.

“It is a perishable product and there is not enough storage facility available and it has to be sold immediately irrespective of what price the farmer gets,” said Pakistani Poultry Association Chairman Dr. Abdul Karim.

Karim noted that the prices of poultry products in Pakistan have actually remained very low for a long time, causing losses to farmers and closure of around 30 percent of poultry farms in the country.

“When prices of poultry products are raised, the consumers often blame farmers for the hike in prices. This is not true,” he said. “The fact is that for most part of the year, chicken prices remain less than the cost of production.”

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