All inputs needed to run poultry farming have overly increased in Ghana. Former Chairman of the Ghana National Poultry Farmers Association, Mr Kwadwo Asante has expressed.
According to him the high prices of inputs have made it extremely cumbersome to keep farmers in business.
Speaking to Akua Asieduwaa on Oyerepa TV, Tuesday, Kwadwo Asante disclosed that, a lot of poultry farms in the country have collapsed due to the high prices of feed, labour, fuel and other materials needed for production.
“Poultry farming has become difficult because of consistent increment in feed and other materials. We import almost everything needed for poultry farming in Ghana.
I’ve even parked my pickup vehicle because of the high cost of diesel. Labour and other things have increased.
As we speak many poultry farms are rotten in the bush, if you go to Darko farms, 118 rooms were built many years ago to study Agric, but have been abandoned to rot in the bush and no one cares about it.” He bemoaned.
He disclosed that in recent years many poultry farms have relied on the importation of chickens from neighbouring African countries because big poultry farms in the country which had hatchery machines have all stopped operating due to high cost.
“Most poultry farms like Darko farms, Akate, Mfum etc that had hatchery machines stopped operating due to the high cost of production. Now we import chickens from Côte d’Ivoire.” Kwadwo Asante revealed.
He said there is the need for governemt to prioritize Agric business, specifically poultry production in the country to facilitate the work of farmers.
Source: Oyerepafmonline.com/Joseph Marfo