07-04-2014 02:18 AM | Jamaica

Pig farmers in trouble

Pressed to the wall by "un-competitively" low returns for pork, Jamaica's pig farmers are gearing up for concerted action to force a price increase.

"We have had consultations and we believe we have to insist on an across-the-board price increase of at least five per cent," Delroy Manya, president of the 12-year-old Jamaica Pig Farmers Association, told the Jamaica Observer.

"We can't continue like this," Manya declared, "prices to pig farmers have actually declined or remained static, while input costs including feed, labour and utilities including water have gone up by over 18 per cent on average over the last 18 months," he said.
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