fbpx
Director General of Statistical Institute of Belize, Dr. Leopold Perriott, retires
August 12, 2020
A shocking 86 new cases of COVID-19 detected in Belize today
August 12, 2020

Poultry producers say chicken supply returns to normal next week

  • 1.3K
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    1.3K
    Shares

ARCHIVE: Poultry facility

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 11:07 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: The Belize Poultry Association (BPA) says supply of poultry products should return to normal next week as it ramps up production to meet domestic demand. 

Back in April with the COVID-19 pandemic at its height, the industry suffered severe overstock of processed chicken meat due to the abrupt fall in demand from the tourism industry. It actually had to deeply discount prices to consumers and give away product to frontline workers to clear the stock. Producers decided to reduce production for the months of April and May, then increase in June and July and that production is now near pre-COVID levels. 

But they did not reckon with the severity of the tourism slump, a sharp rise in domestic consumer demand and the prolonged closure of the Northern Border which has impacted exports.  

The Association says, “Poultry production usually spans a 9-week period from egg to processed chicken so balancing supply with demand is not a precise undertaking especially when unprecedented market disruption occurs.” 

It estimates that the industry collectively is about six percent below total pre-COVID production. 

The Association conveys its regrets for any inconvenience caused but assures that a continuous supply of wholesome, affordable poultry products will resume. 

 

Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt marketing@breakingbelizenews.com оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.

 

© 2020, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

  • Belize Job Portal
  • larry waight
  • galen university

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *