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Poultry Farmers 'Doing Well'

by 5m Editor
7 October 2008, at 6:53a.m.

JAMAICA - There are 12,000 small farmers producing poultry in Jamaica and despite the global problems in the industry, they seem to be doing well.

Jamaica Broilers (JB) has 80 member farmers and produced 39,000 tons of chicken last year, reports the Argentine Beefpackers Association.

Chicken is the main meat consumed in the West Indies, it is easy to produce and it does not require a large land area.

President of Jamaica Broilers, Robert Levy, said last week, "We have increased production by 2.5 per cent this year and were able to fully support the Islands need in poultry meat."

The company is reported to have injected over US$500 million into the nation's poultry industry in the last two years.

5m Editor