Ten thousand tons of excess eggs to be removed from Iran's market

Business Materials 31 May 2019 16:26 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, May 31


In order to counter excess of eggs supply in domestic market, the Iran's State Livestock Affairs Logistics (S.L.A.L) Inc. plans to take 10,000 tons of eggs off the market, the CEO of Iranian Union of Chicken Farmers said.

“The decline in egg prices has also resulted in poultry losses,” CEO of Iranian Iranian Union of Chicken Farmers Reza Torkashvand said, Trend reports citing ILNA.

“The market balance plan is at the stage of determining the methods to be implemented by S.L.A.L and be initiated within a few days,” he added. “The request to remove 10,000 tons of egg from the market came from the poultry farmers and it was agreed with the Minister of Agricultural Jihad."

He noted that the surplus of production, along with the increase in the price of livestock food, lead to serious problems in the poultry industry. "In the past five months, the delivery of the livestock food from the port of Imam Khomeini has slowed down, which which has led to a huge vacuum in food supplies and a dramatic rise in their prices,” he added.

“The farmers purchase one kilogram of soybean meal at the price of $1, while the approved price of soybean meal is $0.5,” Torkashvand said. He urged the responsible authorities to solve the problem of transporting foods from Imam Khomeini Port as soon as possible.