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Jayapura Poultry on Verge of Collapse

by 5m Editor
30 June 2008, at 7:54am

INDONESIA - Poultry producers in Jayapura are verging on bankruptcy as competition flares up at a time of high feed costs and low returns.

Chicken sales in the region are also suffering from frequent blackouts and increasing shipments from Surabaya in East Java, Julianti, a local poultry farmer, told the Jakarta Post.

The price of a 50-kilogram sack of animal feed reached Rp 250,000 in January, but increased to Rp 306,000 this month, she said.

"The problem is the animal feed price increase is not being matched by chicken prices," she said.

She said local businesses could not match the prices of chickens transported from other islands, which sell for between Rp 25,000 and Rp 28,000 each.

View the Jakarta Post story by clicking here.

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