Poultry prices are rising in the Moroccan market, and breeders attribute the high price to the cost

Poultry prices are rising in the Moroccan market, and breeders attribute the high price to the cost
Poultry prices are rising in the Moroccan market, and breeders attribute the high price to the cost
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Poultry prices have known an upward trend for days, and professionals attribute the matter to the chaos in the sector, which led to the high cost of raw materials, calling for the need for the state to intervene to protect the consumer and the investor in the sector.

Saeed Jinnah, Secretary-General of the National Association of Broiler Breeders, confirmed that if the investor sells the chicken in the farm for less than 15 or 16 dirhams, he will lose, stressing that the current cost reaches 16 dirhams, which is reflected in the sale price to the public.

Jinnah attributed, in a statement to Hespress, the reasons for the current prices to the high cost, stressing that the price of fodder is about 12 dirhams per kilogram, while the price of “money” is two dirhams, explaining that “to move from a chick to a chicken that weighs at least two kilograms requires four kilograms of fodder, which is what It makes the cost very high.”

And the same spokesman continued: “This is not to mention the prices of butane and other materials, as well as vaccination and side problems, such as the presence of a bad type of chick, all of which are factors that burden the investor in this field.”

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Jinnah also talked about “recording a huge loss for small investors in the sector,” stressing the existence of those who lost 30 percent of their production, along with others who were subjected to seizure of their properties, and calling for the need for the state to intervene to protect the consumer and the investor as well.

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The same professional added: “The problem must be addressed in its entirety, for all the raw materials that entered during the month of January, for example, were reduced in price, but the matter was not reflected in the prices of fodder, which remained high, and therefore we wonder about the reason.”

And the National Association of Meat Breeders in Morocco has previously held the Ministry of Agriculture and the rest of the institutions to which the legislator has entrusted control “responsibility for these losses that haunt chicken breeders,” calling for urgent intervention from the responsible authorities “to save the breeder from monopoly that leads to waste of the product and also the liquidity of hard currency reserves, Especially since the materials involved in the production process benefit only suppliers and intermediaries in the absence of good governance.

The same association called for “circulating real chick production information and numbers by institutions affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture to small and medium breeders, to prevent manipulation by brokers in marketing chicks outside of Health Law 49-99.”

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