Ian Parsard, senior vice president – operations and finance, Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) – said yesterday that the company experienced a 17 per cent increase in demand in 2015. In order to meet this new level of consumer need the company has constructed a new hatchery and asked farmers to increase production levels.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Best Dressed Chicken is assuring the public that the increased demand for its products should be met by the end of next week due to a further increase in production.
The investment will translate to roughly a 25 per cent increase in capacity “that should go a far way in terms of meeting the potential additional demand that might be on the horizon,” senior vice president of operations and finance, Ian Parsard, told Financial Gleaner. The expected increase would translate to an additional 48,000 birds.
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.