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IS POULTRY FARMING BECOMING AN EXPENSIVE VENTURE IN KENYA?

EXPENSIVE VENTURE.

Poultry farming has become an expensive venture in the past couple of years with farmers unable to sell their products and the high cost pf production mostly incurred by the ever rising cost of feeds.

The venture continues to be dealt with its biggest challenge yet as eggs from neighbouring Uganda continue to flood the Kenyan market with many vendors buying this eggs on wholesale and later selling them to consumers at low cost.

Vendors say this eggs from Uganda are cheap hence why they opt for them and they have a higher profit return, a tray of eggs goes for as low Ksh.250 and a single eggs going for as little as Ksh.7 or Ksh.10.

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This is highly being attributed to the very low cost of production in Uganda mostly by the low cost of feeds this definitely good news to Kenyan vendors and consumers.

However the farmer continues to pay the price as they are left with lots of produce (eggs) with no market to sell to with some resulting to dispense away the eggs because the longer an egg is stored, the more its quality declines, making it less springy and more runny.

Some have opted to keep their eggs hoping for better days to come while some sell them online on social networks i.e. WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter nearly at the price of Ugandan eggs just so they don’t have total loses making as low as Ksh.20 per tray

What now remains to be seen is what the government is/will do about the situation at the expense of farmers.

 

 

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