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Cut in Malaysia Live Duck Imports Expected To Drive Retail Prices Up

by 5m Editor
4 June 2007, at 10:38am

SINGAPORE - From Monday, Malaysia will cut the export of live ducks to Singapore by up to 30 percent.

The move is expected to drive duck import prices up by 20 cents per kilogramme and could send retail prices up.

The reduction in exports comes as a result of decreasing supply of parent stock or ducklings from Britain to Malaysia.

Industry watchers say most of Malaysia's parent stock is from Britain.

Malaysia has yet to lift its ban on duckling imports since a farm in Britain had an outbreak of bird flu four months ago.

Source: Channel NewsAsia

5m Editor