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By Indika Sri Aravinda  

 

The Animal Production and Health Department has granted approval to import day old chicks to the country as there might be a shortage in eggs in November this year, Director General of the Department, Dr. Nimal Chandrasiri told Daily Mirror online.

 

The poultry farming owners, egg producers, hatchery owners and the animal production and health department arrived at this decision following a discussion.

 

The Director General explained that this move was not taken previously as there was a risk of avian influenza spreading in chicken. 

 

Dr. Chandrasiri said they arrived at this decision reluctantly because November is a festive season and there will be a need for eggs as there are many egg based food prepared during this season.

 

As the risk of spreading avian influenza still exists, the department will take steps to import chicks from countries that have been named by the World Health Organization to not have avian influenza.

 

Dr. Chandrasiri said accordingly poultry farmers or any group can import up to 200,000 chicks from France, Netherlands, Australia and England.

 

He reiterated that importing chicks from Asian countries including India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and certain European countries will not be permitted.

 

The annual consumption of eggs has increased to 100 million and the monthly consumption is 9 million, therefore close to 275,000 eggs are being consumed on a daily basis.  (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Thilini Friday, 17 September 2010 05:39 AM

    Land like no other!

    Royalist Thursday, 16 September 2010 04:12 PM

    How about importing some elephants too... there seems to be a lack of them to sit in the opposition...

    Ibnu Batuta Thursday, 16 September 2010 04:33 PM

    Five years ago a kilo of chicken was only Rs 140/- and an egg Rs 5-6. Today it's selling at Rs 600 and Rs 20 respectively. Asiyavey ascharya...!!!!

    UNL Friday, 17 September 2010 06:09 AM

    My Gradfather told me that he bought 1Kg of chicken for 25 Cents.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 17 September 2010 06:54 AM

    I thought our local "chicks" are more productive and more beautiful. Anyway, nowadays the preference is for the foreign ones!

    ilmi Friday, 17 September 2010 08:48 AM

    Remember. Even plants are alive....

    What about the thousands of tiny insects, A.K.A pests, that are killed during cultivation? Let's save them as well shall we?

    knight Rider Friday, 17 September 2010 09:16 AM

    did he tell you what his great grand father bought for 25 cents...?

    sltk2004 Friday, 17 September 2010 03:47 AM

    Oh, this is about poultry ...

    Space Cab Friday, 17 September 2010 03:50 AM

    LOL.. like they are going to lay eggs in 2 months

    Holman Friday, 17 September 2010 04:44 AM

    French and English chicks are nice !

    malkanthi Friday, 17 September 2010 04:49 AM

    Can't we live without chicken or any meat for that matter to become vegetarians??? to display the wholeworld that we are a true buddhist country??? We well demonstrated against animal slaughter at the recent incident at Munneswaram Temple Complex where more than 300 goats and a large number of chicken were slaughtered.


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