By Nyein Nyein
Myanmar has granted 920,000 broiler chickens to import temporarily in a month to fulfil the domestic needs, according to the Myanmar Livestock Federation.
To fulfil the needs of broiler chicken in the country during coronavirus crisis, about 920,000 broiler chickens are granted to import at an emergency meeting held on 14 May. The meeting was attended by personnel from the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, Myanmar Livestock Federation, incubating entrepreneurs and broiler chicken importers.
“Because of coronavirus infection, the incubating entrepreneurs have either reduced or suspended the breeding of the broiler chickens in the first week of April. So, the breeding of broiler chicken has declined down to 40 per cent,” said Dr Kyaw Htein, Vice Chairman of Myanmar Livestock Federation.
“We need more broiler chicken this time. Currently, we could not meet the demand. Over the second week of June, we expected the chicken to be sufficient in the country. So, we granted the permission to import the chicken only for this month,” said Dr Kyaw Htein.
In need of baby broiler chicken, Myanmar Livestock Federation has granted the permission to import GP/PS hatching egg and GP and PS chicken from till today.
Moreover, the import of commercial DOC and commercial hatching eggs are granted after submission of the proposals for several related departments to be able to fulfil the need of chick in the local market, to control the price of chick in the local market and to release the breeders from the control of the chicken feed.
Later, the local incubators will be able to produce nearly 100 per cent to meet the local chick demand. So, the import of chick and eggs are permitted only for some percentage.
Last quarterly meeting in March has granted the local incubating entrepreneurs to produce the chick more than the local market demand, resulting in a significant decline in the price of chicken. Therefore, the import of eggs and chick are temporarily suspended. (Translated by Hay Mar)