Salvadoran Poultry industry contracts 27% in 2008
The increase in the cost of raw materials was one of the reasons given by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Mario Salaverria.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Elsalvador.com reports: "the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Mario Salaverria, pointed out that, at the close of the year, growth in various agricultural sectors was due to good production in grains and fruits and vegetables; however, this abundance does not apply to the poultry industry.
The Ministry of Agriculture has declared an alert over animal health and banned the import of eggs and poultry from several US states due to avian influenza detected there.
Nicaraguan poultry farmers estimate that 2015 will close with a total production of 290 million pounds of meat and 600 million eggs.
Four companies account for 96% of domestic production of chicken meat.
The union of poultry farmers reported an increase of 8% in the first ten months of the year compared to the same period in 2015.
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