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Animal feed prices soar in Kano

28 June 2012, 12:00

 Kano - Animal feeds prices have increased around Kano metropolis due to scarcity of the product, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A survey by NAN, revealed that the demand for the product had increased since the state government began the empowerment of women and youths in poultry farming.

The price of a 50 kg bag of the feed formerly sold at about N1,200 now goes for between N1,500 and N1,600, depending on the selling point.

Consumers of the product have expressed concern over the sudden increase, saying that it would also impact on the prices of chicken and eggs.

Malam Habibu Balarabe, a dealer in animal feeds, attributed the development to low production at the factories due to the rainy season.

"During the rainy season, the storage of the product is a bit difficult so people use other methods to feed their animals as the feeds easily got spoilt during this season."

Hajiya Khadija Nura, a consumer of the product, said that the development would translate to an increase in the prices of chicken and eggs, as well as other animals.

"This is very untimely as the price increase in the animals and the eggs will transit into the Ramadan period."

NAN reports that the price of the animal feed has increased from N50 to N70 per measure.


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