Chicken Shortage Expected to End Soon
By: Dane Kennedy
The shortage and spiraling prices for chicken especially in Demerara are expected to end soon, but there are reports of hoarding in outlying areas .Agricultural Minister Robert Persaud said that his ministry has received reports of the situation.
Several super markets across the country were feeling the effects of the chicken shortage, and the prices for chicken went up drastically. However, in other parts of the country prices for chicken were much lower than that in Georgetown.
The current shortage being experienced came about as a result of a shortfall in feed production as well as problems in securing the quantities of hatching eggs to meet local demands.