• Last Update 2023-09-28 08:54:00

SL to import hatching eggs from Netherlands


Decision has been reached by the Ministry of Agriculture on importing hatching eggs via the National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) owing to the delay in eggs and chicks being at hand, due to the importation of mother hens.

Groundwork has been done to import 176,000 hatching eggs instead of mother hens as an effort to puzzle out the present shortfall of poultry needs in the country.

NLDB chairman, Prof. H.W. Cyril said that Sri Lanka is awaiting 44,000 eggs per week no later than one month.

A discussion was held at the Ministry of Agriculture this morning (June 08) to analyze the way forward to put a stop to the shortage of chicken meat and eggs in the country.

Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera, and the Minister of State Minister for Livestock Development D.B. Herath and other related officials attended the meeting.

Directives have been sent out to the officials by Minister Amaraweera to get underway with providing the chicks acquired from this stock of 176,000 hatching eggs shipped in from the Netherlands to the private sector chicken farms entailing a price liberation, which were closed down during the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

The relevant stock of hatching eggs will be brought into Sri Lanka in about a month.

Minister Amaraweera has also set up plans to carry out further discussions with the owners of poultry egg storage farms along with the owners of egg producing farms tomorrow (June 09).

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