Demand for government initiatives to save chicken and eggs
There is no permanent system of storage of broiler chickens and eggs in the country. So even if there is no demand in the market, the farmers have to sell the chicken and eggs produced at a loss. For this reason, it is necessary to start broiler chicken and egg storage facilities under government initiative to sustain the poultry industry.
The persons concerned in the sector said these things at the closing ceremony of the two-day Bangladesh Poultry Convention held for the first time. Poultry Professionals Bangladesh (PPB) organized this event at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in the capital on Sunday evening. Prothom Alo is the media partner of this event.
In the event, director general of the Department of Livestock Md Emdadul Haque Talukder said, “We should work with skinless broiler chickens from now on.” Because skinless broiler chickens will lose confidence if ethics are not followed. Sometimes it is seen that chickens are cheaper than eggs. If production was on demand, this would not be the case. Therefore, with the cooperation of all, we want to fix an annual limit in terms of production.
Advising everyone to eat broiler chicken, Director General of Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute SM Jahangir Hossain said, due to wrong publicity, many people are deprived of protein by not eating poultry chicken. Investment in this sector is also affected by it.
World Poultry Science Association (WAPSA-BB) President Mohammad Moshiur Rahman said that the government should introduce such a system so that eggs can be stored for a few months. Then farmers can survive. Similarly, cold storage should be arranged for the storage of broiler chickens.
Mohammad Rayazul Haque, director of the Department of Livestock, presented the keynote address at the event. Mahbubur Rahman, general secretary of Breeders Association of Bangladesh, advisor of PPB Student Volunteer Committee, Prof. Md. Saiful Islam, Poultry Convention Seminar Committee Secretary Tapas Ghosh and others.