Agriculture and Livestock Minister Given Lubinda says Zambia’s poultry industry is growing at a very impressive rate.
Mr. Lubinda says last year, more than 68 million day-old broilers were sold to the local market by local hatcheries translating into 3-hundred and Million kwacha annually.
He says the broiler sub-sector also consumes about 360, 000 metric tonnes of feed annually, thus creating market for small-scale farmers dealing in soya beans, sunflower and maize.
Mr. Lubinda said this in Chilanga district when he launched the Supreme Chicken Processing Plant, a subsidiary of Ross Breeders.
And Poultry Association of Zambia -PAZ Chairperson Rhodnie Sisala says it is estimated that a further growth of 8 to10 percent will be recorded in the poultry sector by the end of 2015 in the day-old broiler production.