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Uganda's exports leave no animal feed left

Uganda's continued export of unprocessed cereals is partly to blame for the current shortage of animal feed in the country.

Most cereals - especially maize - are exported as unprocessed raw materials. This means that there are no residual by-products that can be used to manufacture animal feeds Some animal farmers now want a law to be passed to enforce value addition on all cereals so that by-products can be used to feed the animals.
The current acute shortage of raw materials and the escalating commodity prices in Uganda have already forced many poultry farmers to sell their birds before maturity and other farmers are being pushed out of business.

Editor WorldPoultry

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