KUALA BERANG (September 11): The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumption (KPDNHEP) will submit a proposal to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) to provide a subsidy to poultry farmers in the country as a measure to control rising chicken prices.
Deputy Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid said that at present around 20 farmers operate the largest poultry farms in three states, namely Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Perak, which produce 80% of the chicken supply for the local market.
He said the increase in chicken prices would be due to the increase in the price of the components of chicken feed, namely soybeans and corn, which were imported entirely from abroad and affected poultry farmers. local.
“The proposed subsidy is considered appropriate to control the increase in chicken prices. When the price of chicken is low at the farm level, the prices of chicken at the wholesale and retail level could be controlled, ”he told reporters after visiting Ajil market here today. ‘hui.
Regarding the subsidy mechanism, Rosol said it would be detailed soon and assured that it would be a “win-win” for all parties.
Meanwhile, Rosol, who is the MP for Hulu Terengganu, said that the application division of KPDNHEP launched Ops Catut (Marketplace) 8.0 as of Thursday, September 9, and that a total of 63 local manufacturers, nationwide wholesalers and retailers were inspected yesterday. .
“A total of 63 Commodity Information Verification Notices and 56 Written Notices (NB) were issued to traders for further investigation into possible profits in the sale of live, standard and super chickens.
“Twelve notification letters asking traders to review and reduce the selling price of chicken have been issued,” he added. – Bernama