According to Stalin Villacres, president of the Poultry Farmers Association of Quevedo, a census is important to know how many farmers are producing, which “will make the difference between successfully running a business or fail.”
From the results will depend that the authorities allow more imports of hatching eggs, whose income increased by 13% in 2014 in relation to 2013, according to the Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE). The prices offered by the major producers have caused a crisis for small producers for some time, stressed Villares.
Victor Romero, president of the National Federation of Poultry Farmers of Ecuador said that the cost of producing a pound of chicken was 78 cents, but the selling Price in poultry farms was 65 cents. Ie, they received 13 cents of what it cost them to produce. This caused that 30% of small farmers went bankrupt.
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