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Dominican chicken farmers reduce production

by 5m Editor
28 March 2007, at 11:14a.m.

SANTO DOMINGO - Last year Dominican chicken production was so high that the Government in several occasions touted as its accomplishment that consumption had increased to 15 million units monthly average.

Salvador Jimenez.

But, now the producers, amidst an exchange of accusations, recognize that the consumption is not so and that their production is way over the demand.

That excess production will now be paid with a Government subsidy of at least RD$46 million, as the poultry farmers asked its intervention to buy the excess meat and avert losses of more than RD$1 billion this year.

"We are to blame,"; "it’s not true that the consumption is 15 million units, it’s less than 14 million." These statements were heard several times from some producers who met for several hours yesterday with Agriculture minister Salvador Jiménez, and Livestock director Angel Faxas, to seek a solution to the problem.

Source: Dominican Today

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