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Poultry Sector Registers Significant Growth

Poultry Sector Registers Significant Growth

The poultry industry registered significant growth in 2021 in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic with 90 million chicks produced, 5 million more than the 85 million produced the previous year.

According to poultry farmers, the growth came on the back of a good harvest which improved the availability of stockfeed.

Zimbabwe Poultry Association (ZPA) chairman Solomon Zawe said:

The poultry industry did well last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the bumper harvest was there thus production went on well and we produced about 90 million day-old chicks last year.

We didn’t go out of mark as we were producing almost eight million day-old chicks per month.

And up to now, we had some importation of hatching eggs which was good for the Ministries of Agriculture and Finance to give us a free duty to import from Europe and we did that.

Through Statutory Instrument (SI) 245 of 2020, the Government suspended duty on fertilised eggs for hatching by approved breeders.

In September 2021, players in the poultry industry requested the Government to make another import duty waiver on hatching eggs from outside the SADC region by an additional six months.

Before the introduction of SI 245 of 2020, egg and day-old chicks imports attracted 40 per cent duty.

Zawe said the cost of stockfeed remains a challenge as there is a shortage of wheat bran, maize bran and soya meal.

More: Chronicle

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Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Huku dzebato redu

Tsibo 2 months ago

I want to advice you my bro @Vybz don't support or do anything related to politics if you are not a member of that ZANU pf or CCC truly you will die poor chero vana vako vanofa vachitambura meaning do not include politics pese .MP kana president or counc ritori basa rava so handzivi kuty rako basa ririkosapotwa nan buty kana uchirarma ne politics GO ON BRO

Cephas 2 months ago

Cost of feeds are beyond most farmer's reach govnment should subsidise

Dury 2 months ago

We want the GMO chickens that u banned.We want variety .Dont worry about our health it goes into our bellies by choice.

The King of Serpents 2 months ago

Kana pava panyaya dzechikafu that's when they care about our health and ban GMOs but tikarwara nezvimwe zvirwere hauvaoni


Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Ndavhunduka sei ,ndaona kunge **** emurungu.

Bright 2 months ago

Kkkkk iwewe ka umm

Jokoniya 2 months ago

Kkkk asi wakamboageza?

Tsibo 2 months ago

Well done Zimbabweans for improving and supporting agriculture sector keep it up .#agricmoney

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