BARBADOS/POLITICS (Naked Departure) — CHICKEN CARTEL — Recently, Mr. James Paul, President of the Barbados Agricultural Society(BAS), has been keeping a lot of noise the importation of chicken wings, and the alleged impact it has been having on the local chicken industry.
The BAS (James Paul and a few of his chosen friends) have gotten their wish chicken wings have disappeared from from the market,as a result of non issuance of import permits. This is the same tactic used in 1998 and 2010 against chicken wings.
My position on the local poultry industry is that it is a cartel. The local chicken producers have been adding water to chicken for years. The addition of water is unhygienic and dam right criminal(food fraud). It has been banned in the USA and the European Union. But is still happening every day on this little rock.
I am opposed to the industry and its current structure, the industry is artificial, the only local inputs are labor and water. 90 percent of the inputs are imported (eggs for hatching, corn and soy, medicine, processing equipment packing material) so there is therefore little savings in foreign currency.
For those who talk about the addition of steroids in imported poultry, the use of steroids is not permitted in birds slaughtered in federally inspected plants in the US, but is added to water given to our chickens on a daily basis.
Prices: With reference to a Barbados today article ‘Paul still in foul mood over imported chicken wings’ dated July 23rd, ‘a whole chicken can be bought in the market for $13. This is from a high last year when a chicken was being sold for $20 and $26’.
A check with some exporters of chicken within the region showed that many were willing to export to Barbados for approximately $6.00 per head. One particular exporter even went on to mention that he was surprised chicken was so expensive in Barbados since his largest competitor(chick mount foods) was located in Barbados and was aggressively exporting to some countries within the region.
I have in my possession export declaration from Chickmont foods which show they have exported boneless chicken breast @$3.95 Barbados dollars per lb, while being sold on the local market at around $9.00 per lb.
Take into consideration approximately half of the weight is lost when converting breast to fillets which goes to show they are exporting whole chickens at approximately $7.00 per head. While James Paul complains about having to sell on the local market for $13.
How long is our government going to allow 1 percent of this population to hold the rest ransom? Anonymous
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