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Poultry in The Bahamas is about to get a big investment

5 February 2019, at 12:00a.m.

BAHAMAS - If The Bahamas is to ever meet its own 150 million-pound demand for white meat, close co-operation between the government and the poultry industry is vital, said the next big innovator readying itself to enter the market, propelling the nation that much closer to food security

“The Bahamas produces less than two per cent of the chicken it consumes annually,” said Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) managing director, Dr Allen Albury.

“At the most basic level our proposed broiler business is about profit, but equally important is the goal of helping to feed our nation, reducing our dependence on food imports. It is very much about food security and becoming agriculturally self-sufficient as a nation.”

Bahamas Striping Group of Companies proposes to establish its BSGC Broilers Production Farm with operations in Andros and Eleuthera and a depot in New Providence. The goal is to process 30,000 whole, fresh chicken each week, grown in eight poultry houses for 35 to 42 days with weights ranging from 3.5 to 4.5 pounds.

As imported poultry is not labelled with a slaughter date, concern has always existed over the possibility of substandard poultry products entering the local market.

Read the full article from The Bahamas Weeky here

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Ryan worked in conservation from 2007-2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in the global poultry industry and agri-food chain.

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