Hi-Pro is continuing its “Grow with Hi-Pro” Program, and working with farmers to improve their profits through increased output per acre.
Poultry company Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) earned $439 million for the second quarter, up eight per cent due to higher sales revenue.
Despite an increase in costs associated with its new Iowa plant, and foreign currency translation costs associated with US dollar-denominated expenses, Jamaica Broilers was able to improve earnings by two cents for the second quarter ended October 29, 2016.
Now in its third year, the promotion offers customers who buy The Best Dressed Chicken a chance to win Christmas dinner prepared exclusively by 12 of Jamaica’s best chefs.
If it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, that’s because The Best Dressed Chicken has once again launched its 12 Chefs of Christmas campaign. The launch, which took place Friday last at Emancipation Park, New Kingston, has made a departure from the first two editions, wherein each of the 12 chefs would deliver gourmet Christmas dinners to the homes of the winners. This year, all 12 winners and their guests will instead be feted at a grand dinner, complete with a personal chef.
In celebration of World Egg Day on Friday, October 14, Hi-Pro, in collaboration with the Jamaica Egg Farmers’ Association, invited customers and sixth-graders of the White Marl Primary and Junior High School to enjoy tasty omelettes and other ‘egg-citing’ dishes at Hi-Pro Ace Super Centre in White Marl, St Catherine.
NATIONWIDE News Network’s Abka Fitz-Henley was yesterday selected as this year’s overall winner of the Jamaica Broilers (JB) Group Fair Play Awards of Excellence 2015/2016 for his coverage of the bacterial infection that resulted in the deaths of over 17 babies at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in October last year.
Fitz-Henley, 27, won for his series of investigative stories on the ‘dead babies scandal’ that shocked the nation last year and led to Dr Fenton Ferguson’s removal as health minister under the then Portia Simpson Miller-led administration.
His commitment to practising a style of journalism that aims to make Jamaica a better place has won Abka Fitz-Henley of Nationwide News Network first place in the 2015-2016 Jamaica Broilers Fair Play Awards of Excellence.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda is commending the country’s pig farmers for the strides being made in the industry, which have seen the country gain self-sufficiency in the production of pork, while reducing imports of meat.
He noted that the output of pork has grown by 22 per cent, moving from 6.3 million kilograms in 2003 to 7.7 million kg in 2015, with production peaking at 9.5 million kg in 2012.
Employees of Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) arrived for work on September 2 dressed in school uniforms, complete with ties, knapsacks, hair ornaments and shoes and socks - ready for a day of fun and gift-giving. And they had permission to do so.
Jamaica Broilers Group sales topped $10 billion in the first quarter ending July, a double-digit increase that came as the poultry company sold more eggs regionally, and booked results from its newest American acquisition for the first time.