Big poultry companies Jamaica Broilers Group and Caribbean Broilers say they are likely to still be holding record-high inventory of chickens for the next six months.
A picture of mixed fortunes in manufacturing is emerging from the full onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica.
Christopher Levy, Group President & CEO, writes a Letter to the Editor of The Jamaica Gleaner.
President and CEO of the Jamaica Broilers Group, Christopher Levy, is backing the call made by government Senator Don Wehby last Friday in the Senate for the suspension of importation of some agricultural produce as the country grapples with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Influential government senator Don Wehby has called for the suspension of the importation of agricultural produce that is produced locally amid the economic squeeze farmers are now having to bear because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo caption: Ronald Tuente (second right) demonstrates how to apply the elongated straws most effectively for artificial insemination (AI) of gilts and sows. Looking on are (left to right) Kenute Harvey of Harveys Meat, pig farmer Gavin Maylor, Claude Wilson, Hi-Pro pig specialist, and senior Hi-Pro veterinarian, Dr Michael Motta.
...We are working with Hi-Pro, a subsidiary of the Jamaica Broilers Group, to identify farmers who are serious about building their capacity with best practices to increase goat and sheep production…
Hi-Pro stores islandwide will soon be providing farmers with a way to combat scarcity among some locally grown foods through the introduction of its PanDia seeds.
Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) has acquired a feed mill in Georgia for an undisclosed sum as part of its expansion thrust in the US. In an advisory to the Jamaica Stock Exchange, JBG said it is finalizing the asset purchase agreement with Crystal Farm Mills through its subsidiary Wincorp Properties, but has already taken over the day-to-day operations of the facility.
Efforts by some American chicken producers to establish a stronghold in the local market is not going down well with several Jamaicans.
JAMAICA - Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says the ministry is targeting the implementation of several strategies intended to boost Jamaica’s livestock and dairy industries and enable the country to become more self-sufficient in these areas.
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Broilers Group Christopher Levy stressed his company’s commitment to the annual staging of Denbigh and the development of the agriculture sector.