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Bahama's Livestock Industry Threatened

by 5m Editor
20 December 2006, at 1:06pm

THE BAHAMA'S - The livestock industry of The Bahamas is facing a serious threat to its competitiveness stemming from the escalating prices of cereals, principally corn. Corn is a major component of manufactured animal feed for poultry and pork production.

Pork production in The Bahamas has declined significantly and the industry is virtually non-existent. Like the other "white meat", pork consumption remains high as a result of imported pork. The fresh pork market seems to have dried up among Bahamian consumers.

The poultry industry, on the other hand, is struggling to survive. The industry is staggering and is on the verge of collapsing due to three principle factors: Dumping, Market Access and Importers.

Source: The Bahama Journal

5m Editor