DStv Channel 403 Friday, 19 April 2024

Avian flu | Chicken may cost more this December

JOHANNESBURG - It may cost you R2 more per kilo to put a bird on your table this Christmas.

South Africa's biggest poultry group, Astral Foods, says producers need to increase prices to break even and make a profit.  

READ: Avian flu | Egg and chicken prices rising

CEO, Chris Schutte says the industry has been facing increased costs due to the avian flu outbreak, rolling blackouts and water shortages.

The egg production cycle is also only expected to normalise early next year.

In the meantime, South Africans will have to scramble together a bigger budget to keep things festive this December.

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