The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Ogun State chapter, has put together recommendations for a new pricing regime to ensure commensurate returns on their investments.
In a circular signed by the state’s PAN general secretary, Mr. Dare Kuforiji, the association said it arrived at the decision following “analysis of regional Ogun State average raw materials and finished feeds pricing with benchmarking against industry standard returns (adjusted for present global and local circumstances).”
The association made the following recommendations to its members: table egg: jumbo (N1,600 and above per crate); large (N1,500 and above); medium – ungraded regular size – (N1,400 to N1,500); small (N1,300 and above); and pullet (N1,200 and above).
Broiler meat: Life weight (N900 to N1,000 per 1kg); and dressed (N1,450 to N1,550). The association, however, advised that being a free market, every farmer reserved the right to decide their prices. Mr. Kuforiji stated that eggs are of utmost importance in the diet.
Eggs contain several vitamins and minerals that are essential parts of a healthful diet. In many parts of the world, eggs are a readily available, inexpensive food. Both the white and yolk of an egg are rich in nutrients, including proteins, vitamins and minerals. The yolk also contains cholesterol, fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins D and E) and essential fatty acids. Eggs are also an important and versatile ingredient for cooking, as their particular chemical make-up is literally the glue of many important baking reactions. Daily Trust