Qatar feels poultry price increase
expect a 10 to 15% rise in prices of poultry products due to a substantial
increase in the rates of chicken feed and veterinary medicines in world
An official of
the animal husbandry department said that the local market would respond to any
increase in the prices of chicken feed and vet medicines in neighbouring
countries although poultry product prices in Qatar
had been modest and acceptable.
Dr. Kassim al-Qahtani, director of the department said there was only
one company in Qatar that produced poultry products.
He added, â€œIt imports chicken feed and vet medicines and also distributes to
some smaller farms. The whole Gulf region has the same price level for poultry
products and any increase in the neighbouring countries will have it echoes in
A study conducted locally found that the people in Qatar
believed that the current prices were acceptable, but if the import of chicken
feed and medicines would cost more, the prices were set to rise.
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