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Corn Prices Could Make Chicken More Expensive

by 5m Editor
13 June 2008, at 8:36am

JAMAICA - Already having to cope with rising food prices, consumers are warned that the cost of chicken could go up again.

This bad news follows a record surge worldwide in the price of corn used in animal feeds, reports Radio Jamaica. Bad weather in the USA and growing global demand for corn for animal feed and biofuels have been blamed for the spiralling cost.

The country's two leading poultry producers - Jamaica Broilers and Caribbean Broilers - are not only predicting further increases in the price of feed but are warning it will affect their operations.

View the Radio Jamaica story by clicking here.

5m Editor