THE Poultry Association of Zambia has predicted a shortage of day-old chicks in the country for the next two to three months. In an interview, PAZ executive manager Dominic Chanda attributed the shortage to the increase in demand of chickens on the market. “The current number of day-old chicks that is being produced, cannot surpass the demand that is existing. There has been an excess demand that has been created by new people that have come into the industry, for simple reasons that chicken still remains the cheapest source of protein compared to the price of fish, beef and pork. So as a result, there has been this demand from the consumers,” he said. “Because of the increase in the…...

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