Mr Kwadwo Asante, Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers, on Monday appealed to the government to create a buffer stock for yellow corn to help protect the poultry industry.
He said the current upsurge in the prices of the commodity on the
Ghanaian open market was not only worrying, but was also placing
financially a burden on farmers which could have rippling effects on
Mr Asante, who was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News
Agency, (GNA) after a meeting of members with Vice President John
Dramani Mahama at the Castle, Osu, said 125 kilogrammes of yellow
corn, which sold at GHC60.00 in March is now selling at GHC100.00.
He said although prices of their products (chicken) had not
changed as a result of the high cost of poultry feed farmers would be
compelled to do so in the coming weeks if the trend continued.
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