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By Indika Sri Aravinda

One month old chicken chicks are being sold in the black market for Rs.290 to chicken farmers after brokers purchase them between Rs.180-190 from hatcheries, Head of the Poultry Producers Association, Dr. D.D. Wanasinghe told Daily Mirror online
 

Only five chicken breeders are in operation in the country and the brokers buy the chicks from the hatcheries and sell them for exaggerated prices, the recommended price for sale is Rs.172, Dr. D.D. Wanasinghe said.
 

He added that although the government had decided to import chicks to control the price and meet the consumer demands the ministerial approval was still pending. And that immediate action from the government was necessary to import the necessary chicks to meet consumer demands. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • sherlock holmes Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:18 AM

    oh so the chicks are still in demand ha !!

    merlin Wednesday, 06 October 2010 11:25 AM

    I feel sorry for these little chicklets!

    malkanthi Wednesday, 06 October 2010 06:18 AM

    One month old chicken chicks!! At this rate an excessive amount of homones must be given to the chicks!! Then its not about price or shortage that matters, but little children!

    Faqi Wednesday, 06 October 2010 05:59 PM

    For a moment when I read the headline about "blackmarket chicks", I thought they were referring to the ones that operate form 5 star hotels. he hee heee!!!!

    Hippo Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:39 AM

    Following the basic principals of marketing, supply vs demand.

    Smart Aleck Wednesday, 06 October 2010 09:41 AM

    Politicians or their brothers and or henchmen.

    Rohan Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:30 AM

    Which Politicians are the 'brokers'? Name them please!

    jim jam Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:44 AM

    If chicks are in short supply, black market pricing is inevitable

    sltk2004 Wednesday, 06 October 2010 03:45 AM

    Can't the farmers directly buy from hatcheries.

    Jumbuli Jumba Wednesday, 06 October 2010 04:34 AM

    In order to prevent an eminent crisis, Hon. Minister of Trade your speedy action is required to import chicks from a suitable country.


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