Zambia sees sharp drop in egg and chicken production

Zambian’s egg and chicken production has seen a huge decline due to tough economic times, says the Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ). And responding to the development, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Minister Michael Katambo said government was working on managing the industry’s high cost of production. The minister…

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Cost of feed still high despite big harvest – Zambian poultry farmers

Poultry input costs are still high despite the bumper harvest of maize and soya bean. This prompted the Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) to appeal to feed manufacturers to cut prices. “Maize and soya bean are key ingredients in poultry stock feed and we expected prices to come down as…

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Maize bumper harvest to mitigate cost of stock feed – Zambian poultry farmers

Zambian poultry farmers are delighted that the bumper maize harvest, coupled with increased soya bean production, will mitigate the cost of stock feed. Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) president Dominic Chanda said the anticipated drop in stock feed will spur further investment in the sector. “Maize and soya beans are…

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Zambia bars foreigners from selling live birds

In a move aimed at protecting the local poultry industry, the Zambian government has now barred foreigners from selling live birds. Minister of commerce Margaret Mwanakatwe says the sale of live birds will be reserved for Zambians. “Any foreigner who undertakes business in the reserved category will be guilty of…

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