July 27, 2010


Bangladesh poultry industry protests against maximum price


The poultry industry leaders of Bangladesh have strongly protested the Department of Livestock's decision taken to fix maximum price of one-day chicks.


They also demanded withdrawal of AIT on import of corn and tax imposed on pelleted feed production immediately while addressing a roundtable titled Present Crisis and Prospects of Poultry Industry in Bangladesh organised by Breeders Association of Bangladesh (BAB) at the National Press Club on Saturday, according to a press release.


Kazi Zahedul Hasan, president of Breeders Association of Bangladesh said that the investment in this sector would double within the next 5-7 years if government support is ensured.


Moshiur Rahman, Convener of Poultry National Coordination Committee, stated that poultry would create job opportunities for around 10 million people within the next 5-7 years.


"We are exporting most of the raw materials but competing with the world leaders in this sector," Moshiur added.


The breeders requested the government's prior planning and preparation for bird flu and urged farmers to maintain bio-security and keeping healthy environment inside and outside the farms.


They also demanded easy loan for farmers.

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