Zambia’s poultry growing


The Poultry Association Zambia says the Industry has continued posting tremendous growth in the past three years. Association Executive Director, Dominic Chanda says in 2014, Zambia produced about 74 million broiler chickens compared to 68 million in 2013.

Mr. Chanda has told ZNBC News that the association projects a further increase in production to about 80 million broiler chickens this year. He says the country will also record an increase in the production of Eggs from 1 point 2 billion in 2014 to 1 point 4 billion this year.

He however, disclosed that Zambia is likely to witness an increase in the price of poultry products due to the increase in the price of stock feed. He says the feed stock outlets have increased the price by more than 15 kwacha. Mr. Chanda has attributed the increase in the stock feed price to the volatility of the kwacha against major currencies.-ZNBC