Poultry Cheeky. And Plucky.
Increasingly, if you want to know how something is done, you should look at how Brazil is doing it. Just hope that they aren’t doing it to you, as the South African poultry industry is discovering to its cost. Brazil, with its plentiful supply of cheap grain, has decided to become the world’s number one chicken producer, and so successful has it become in this endeavour that it is, according to the South Africa Poultry Association (CLUCK) (What? Oh, sorry, SAPA) dumping cheap whole chicken on our market, which is rendered already vulnerable by the high cost of corn in these parts. SA’s chicken farmers are being forced to import grain at R2,800 a ton at a time when South Africa is exporting the stuff for R1,400 a ton, under the tender, er ministrations, of the Agriculture Ministry.
Comment: Brazil: not just carnivals, beaches and painful personal grooming then.