Last week, Ian Parsard, senior vice-president of finance and operations at the Jamaica Broilers Group, producers of Best Dressed Chicken, said his organisation did not increase chicken prices for the Christmas period and that he was not in support of partners who do so exorbitantly.
Jamaica Broilers, the country’s main supplier of chicken meat, has reported that there is a higher demand for the protein this Christmas, when compared to last year.
THE Hi-Pro Division of the Jamaica Broilers Group is leading the way in resetting the best practices of the island’s dairy industry, partnering with industry leaders like Seprod at Serge Island in St. Thomas, to move islandwide production up to 15 litres per cow per day.
The Hi-Pro Division of the Jamaica Broilers Group says it is partnering with dairy industry leaders like Seprod at Serge Island in St Thomas, to move island wide production up to 15 litres per cow per day.
The ‘Grow with Hi-Pro’ product launch at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show on Saturday, August 1, featured a new creative twist.
The Jamaica Broilers Group, through its Hi-Pro brand, will continue to make its presence felt at the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show, which gets under way today and continues until Sunday.
The Westmoreland-based meat processing firm, Sweet River Abattoir and Supplies Company (SRA), continued to see declining revenues at the close of its financial year, which ended March 31, 2015, posting $122 million or 61 per cent less than the $309 million reported the previous year.
The Banana Board, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, has started a sensitisation programme about Panama Tropical Race 4 (PD TR4), a disease which is posing a global threat to bananas and plantains.
Coffee Industry Board Chairman Delano Franklyn (left) converses with (from second left), President, Jamaica Agricultural Society Senator Norman Grant; Vice President of Agricultural Marketing, Hi-Pro Division, Jamaica Broilers Group, Conley Salmon, and President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jamaica Broilers Group, Christopher Levy, at the launch of the 63rd staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in White Marl, St Catherine last week.
Two commercial farms in the Blue Mountain area were cited by Garvin Williams, research and sales agronomist at Hi-Pro Farm Supplies, as examples of instances in which the products had been applied and production increased from 50 and 60 boxes per acre, to 90 and 120 boxes per acre, resulting in a massive jump in profit and double-gross margins, according to a recent news release.
Hi-Pro Feeds, a division of the Jamaica Broilers Group, has introduced a new yeast-based mix to its feeds to provide a healthier, all-natural blend to farmers.
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has lamented the nation’s “huge appetite” for foreign foods, saying that despite an abundance of local staples, fruits, vegetables and spices, Jamaicans have been wasting scarce foreign exchange purchasing imports.