Azerbaijan’s poultry farms facing difficulties
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 22
By Huseyn Valiyev - Trend:
Azerbaijan’s poultry farms face difficulties in poultry production, Zahid Gardashov, director of Ismayilli Gushchulug OJSC, told Trend Jan. 22.
He said the lack of state regulation in supply of breeding eggs is the topical problem of the industry.
“The breeding eggs supplied by several farms operating in Azerbaijan belong to the second generation,” he noted. “The first generation breeding eggs are practically not supplied. I believe that the state should take control of this process, since the lack of regulation hinders the development of the industry as a whole.”
"The import duty for each breeding egg is 10 cents, which isn’t profitable for poultry farms," he noted. “This is while one incubation chicken costs 1.05 manats. On average, 3-3.5 kilograms of forage are required to grow one chicken. One kilogram of forage costs more than one manat. Thus, a chicken costs the producer 4.5 manats. I don’t take into account utility and salary costs for the plant’s employees.”
For this reason, plants producing poultry experience difficulties and often face a bankruptcy situation, he added.