Cameroon – Farming: Cameroon: 900,000 one-day old chicks to boost poultry farming in the North-West region

900,000 one-day chicks to boost poultry farming in the North-West region
Written by Deckson N.

The Livestock and Fisheries Development Project, led by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries of Cameroon, has just made available to breeders in the Northwest Region a cargo of 900,000 1 day-old chicks; In order to boost poultry farming in this region, one learns from good sources.

This endowment comes in a context marked by the scarcity of broiler chicken in the markets of the major metropolises of the country, following the avian influenza epidemic that broke out in the country a year ago, and which became resistant until a few months ago, especially in the western region, the largest production area in the country.

This epizootic, according to the poultry Interprofession of Cameroon, has led to the destruction of thousands of breeders, making 1-day old chicks unavailable in recent months which constitute one of the raw materials of the farmers. According to the same sources, when they are visible on the market lately, 1-day old chicks are sold at CFAF 600 per unit, as against CFAF 300 to 350 CFAF normally.

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