Farmers in Fiji unhappy with corn prices
Poultry farmers in the province Naitasiri, Fiji have called the recent
increase in chicken feed pricse as unwarranted and unfair. They have asked the
Interim Government to look into the matter urgently.
Farmers said they are forced to close their poultry farms if the feed
price remains high and they are not happy with the explanation given by Crest
Chicken Limited, buyer of the chickens. Crest Chicken officials told the
farmers that the increase was because of the increase in
wheat price in Australia.
Starter feed, which cost $21.38 for
25-kilograms has risen to $23.79, grower feed now costs $24.24 instead of $20.18
for a 25-kg bag. The finisher feed, which used to cost $20.25, is now $22.78 for
a 25-kg bag.According to Abdul Gani, poultry farmer at Muaniweni, Crest Chicken
only raise the price of chickens they buy from us by only one cent. This is
way to little according to the Fiji poultry farmers.
International (Fiji) Limited, which owns Crest Fiji Limited, declined to
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