Lusaka ~ Mon, 26 Jul 2021
By Brightwell Chabusha
Government has with immediate effect suspended issuance of export permits for stock feed and day-old chicks.
Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Permanent Secretary Benson Mwenya says the measure is meant to arrest escalating prices of the two products.
In a statement yesterday, Dr Mwenya said Government has received concerns from livestock farmers regarding pricing and availability of stock feed and day-old chicks.
The price of a day-old chick has increased from about K5 to K16, while stock feed is now fetching over K500 for a 50-kilogramme bag, depending on the brand, from an average of K300.
Market price for a broiler chicken is currently in the range of K80 to K130 from K45.
Credit: Zambia Daily Mail